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Human Sexual Behavior

Monkeys like privacy when mating

Monkeys are just like the vast majority of human beings when it comes to sex - when they go ape, they want privacy.

Thursday, 1 November, 2012, 3:26am

Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong

A veteran SCMP reporter, Kevin examines the good, bad and ugly sides of life in the city. E-mail him at

How often do you have sex? Everyone seems to want to know the most pertinent answers to your most personal questions. A lot of people seem curious.

28 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Classes aim to help make sex more enjoyable

A support group for sex workers is holding classes to teach members of the public about sexual pleasure.

Chung Sze-wan, of the group Zi Teng and the organiser of the workshops, said there were too few such sex classes, which was the reason why many myths had arisen.

2 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Hongkongers accused of being repressed and reluctant to talk

Naomi Lee, who took Zi Teng's classes on sexual pleasure, says Hongkongers are too sexually repressed, and that their reluctance to talk about it has led some men to behave indecently - undressing women with their eyes.

She and some women friends took part because they were curious and wanted to know more about sex.

2 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Sex talk ordered off airwaves

The broadcasting watchdog has issued a scathing criticism of two radio stations and ordered a blanket ban on radio or television programmes on sex, sex toys or contraceptives as part of its campaign to clean up the airwaves before next month's Communist Party Congress.

7 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Taboo or not taboo

A MAN WANDERS into the store, through a curtained entrance and eyes the assorted merchandise with a bemused expression. He eventually plucks up the courage to approach the shop assistant and asks shyly, 'I'd like to find something to please my girlfriend - any recommendations?'

2 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

HK wallows near bottom of sex table

Updated at 5.41pm: Many Hong Kong people were not satisfied with their sex lives - with four out of five women in the territory considering their partners could not always satisfy them, a new survey released on Monday has found.

7 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Men do have sex on the brain

It's something men are often accused of, but there's growing evidence that it's true: they really do have sex on the brain.

For centuries, it has been the lament of many a maiden whose friendliness towards a man has been misinterpreted, sometimes with embarrassing results.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Touchy subject

Urban yet deeply rural. Conservative yet forward-thinking. Traditional and still incredibly innovative. Japan is truly a nation of contradictions - particularly when it comes to its menfolk.

24 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Sex for all

Singaporeans have been getting hot in their bedrooms recently. No, there's nothing wrong with the nation's air conditioning; that's as frigid as ever. But it seems that couples have been persuaded to do their national duty - and the result is a 3 per cent increase in the number of babies born between May and July, compared with last year.

23 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Marriage, a History: From Obedience to Intimacy or How Love Conquered Marriage

Marriage, a History: From Obedience to Intimacy or How Love Conquered Marriage

by Stephanie Coontz

Viking, $240

7 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Sex taboos feed teens' curiosity

The mass media and easily available pornography is not to blame for the problem of teenage sex.

Sex is a taboo subject in Chinese society, especially among the older generation. They are conservative and think sex is a private matter so seldom talk about it openly. Sex becomes a mystery for teenagers who turn to pornography to satisfy their curiosity.

29 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Hotline sees rise in calls on sex

More people are seeking advice about their sexual problems, according to the latest figures released by the Samaritan Befrienders.

The organisation has handled a total of 3,643 cases in the first nine months of the year, representing an increase of 17 per cent from 3,093 in the same period last year.

15 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Drooping shares depress sex index

A global survey has put Hong Kong at the bottom of the love-making league.

And agony aunt Pamela Pak Wan-kam said the SAR's poor performance in the sex stakes would be further hit by the crisis in the stock and equity markets.

28 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Growing up

In an ideal world, growing into adulthood would be a long, gradual process. Schooldays are not necessarily the best years of every life, but there are many benefits to childhood which are not appreciated until long after they are lost.

30 May 1997 - 12:00am