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8 out of 10 say there's no room for sex in this city

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 22 October, 2013, 4:32am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 22 October, 2013, 10:50am

At least 28 per cent of Hongkongers have had or thought of having sex in public, according to a recent survey.

Nearly 160 of the survey's 559 respondents said they had had or considered having sex in a public pool or at a beach. Parks, private cars, toilets, offices, schools and rooftops were high on the list of canoodling spots, which also included back alleys, churches and temples, hospitals and prisons.

The main reasons for having sex outside of home was heightened pleasure and spontaneity. A third of respondents explained they lived with family, and a fifth said their living space was too small. More than 80 per cent said there was not enough space for sex in the city.

"Sex needs space," said Ng Man-lun, vice-president of the Sex Education Association. He said he was not surprised by the results and that people arrested for having sex in public should be helped, not punished. "They don't have space at home to do it and they don't have the money to go to hotels," he said.

Ng said the city was a "concrete forest" that was not built for romance. "Even holding hands is not easy in Hong Kong with such narrow pavements," he said.

Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, with a population density of 6,620 people per square kilometre.

"In a crowded city like Hong Kong, people have very little space to have good sex ," Ng said, adding that the government should take sex and romance into account when building houses and parks.

Lan Kwai Fong was voted the most romantic part of the city, followed by outlying islands such as Cheung Chau and Lamma Island, and the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade.

The survey was conducted between March and August by the organisers of the Sex Cultural Festival, of which Ng is the founder. The sixth edition of the annual event, which is themed "Sex in the City", kicks off on Saturday.

The festival will host seven forums on sex and space in its first two days and seven sex-themed art exhibitions.

Ng and Equal Opportunities Commission chairman York Chow Yat-ngok will perform a duet at the opening ceremony. The song has been kept a secret.

The free event will run from October 26 to November 2 at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre in Shek Kip Mei. All activities will be in Cantonese.

 

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dynamco
'At least 28 per cent of Hongkongers have had or thought of having sex in public, according to a recent survey'
Incorrect
100% of Government ministers and their leader fuxk HKG'ers daily
so it seems the writer Mr Wee is taking the pisz
johnyuan
The consequence of a property culture; not in the mood.
.......
So who is to blame for the abstinence and the decline in birth-rate?
HK-Explorer
Several years at went to the movie 4 feathers in Tung Chung. I assume another couple believed no one would go to that movie at a matinée. But they still went at it in the back of the cinema. Made the movie a bit more interesting. But that is my only experience of someone going at it in public. You see some petting in parks but not much else in HK.
Giwaffe
This is more about lack of privacy than lack of space since this survey implies that apparently 80% of Hong Kong live with their family, in-laws, parents, etc. So what this means is more flats are needed so that people can move out.

Personally, I'd have have a big problem with having sex in the house even if I had my own room if my family were living with me.
ohyeahar
How much space do people need? If it can be done inside an airplane lavatory, certainly people can manage to find enough private space in HK to do it in.
megafun
if sex in cars is included, then more than 8 out of 10 had done it in public.
daily
I don't think you need a lot of room to have good intimate and passionate s x........the problem is that HK'rs themselves are not very open-minded and liberal about s x in the first place and hence, this is just an excuse for the fact they are not very experienced and creative in s x.........You don't need a large room and large bed to have a good romp..........you just need the right mindset for it, and typical HK male and female are very useless when it comes to having good s x.
skywalker
Yes, HK has the same open mindness and sex (= s x) appeal as Teheran or Riyadh. Only that you don't punished if you really have had sex just for the fact of having had it.
chengyinloh
I find this funny since the writer of the post for whatever reason is uncomfortable even spelling SEX...
johnyuan
It is not the size of space. It is the lack of privacy. You don't get that in shoebox size flat when you have a maid, your in-laws and children around.
sipsip1238
If they don't have room at home and no money to go to even a cheap hotel, should probably make sure they use protection as well, since that you wouldn't want to bring an accidental child into a family where the best can't be provided for them.
As for sex, I really think that you just need to be creative sometimes (within legal boundaries of course), like a lot of things, we always say "we don't have time or space", but a little creativity goes a long way and adds a little spice.
Giwaffe
Creative sure, but it doesn't help that sex in public is frowned on and some nosy busybodies will actually call the police!

Some people just cannot seem to mind their own business.
sipsip1238
Chinese Privacy is an oxymoron.
 
 
 
 
 

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