Sex education play loses audience

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 19 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 19 April, 2012, 12:00am


A drama intended to educate young people about sex has lost some of its target audience.

Caritas' CSA Project play The Body Has Something to Say, which opened last Saturday at City Hall, can now only be seen by people aged 18 or over.

The play is about young women dressing in adult clothing to make themselves more appealing to the opposite sex. In the play, the leading actress invites a man she met on the internet to take pictures of her wearing stockings and high-heels because they make her feel attractive.

Caritas sex therapist and social worker Koo Kam-wing said the intention was to prompt young people to think about gender-related issues.

'I think the issues in the play are often discussed by young people and there is no need to see it as taboo,' he said. 'But after parents, teenagers and social workers watched a rehearsal, some felt that the age limit should be raised. I personally think that it is OK for 12-year-olds to watch it, but I was willing to change it.'