Why is the Chinese government banning this museum while sex related shops are thriving? Not long ago someone sent me an article published in Chinese describing how many chinese believe sexual positions and special needs in sex are abnormal behaviors. a man questioned a psychiatrist his wife’s sanity because she screamed during sexual intercourse. he couldn’t understand why his wife behaved like that because she was always very quiet during the day. another woman believed her husband was crazy because he liked “animal position” during sex. sex is just a total “no no” in the public. you don’t talk about sex in the public in china. due to the increasing popularity of the internet, more middle school and college students are sharing sexual experience online. but seriously china needs to make sexual eduation part of its curriculum.
I remember in elementary school we did watch some videos about sexual growth but it had nothing to do with intercourse. Just watching male genitals on video totally freaked us girls out so bad that most of us just covered our eyes. We never even attempted touching those topics at that age. Actually by fifth grade I still didn’t know what “period” is because my parents never mentioned it to me. Ironically the first time I heard the word “penis” in chinese was after I came to the US. Some naughty boy in my 7th grade class decided to look up the word “penis” in my english -> chinese dictionary. He asked me how to prounce it. In Chinese it’s “Ying Jing”. I do recognize both of the characters but I had no idea what it was. Later I came home and asked my parents what it was, they did not answer me; they just shaked their heads and said “american children are taught too much.” I incorrectly guessed it to be “vagina” because the word “Ying” is usually associated with female in Chinese. My parents have never talked about sex with me. But sex is totally nature; why should the government crack down so hard educating people about it?!
I never thought of what the article pointed out: “xing,” (pronounced “SING”) the word for “sex” in standard Chinese is an ideograph that combines the symbols for “heart” and for “life.”
Apparently who ever created the word “xing” did not want it to be suppressed.