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Intimate Relationships

Online dating not a good idea

Online dating is very popular among teenagers and even some adults, and we need to look at the pros and cons.

Wednesday, 27 June, 2012, 12:00am

Bigamists be warned: national database aims to catch you out

Marriage authorities have announced moves to create a national database in an attempt to clamp down on bigamy.

Shanghai, Beijing and Shaanxi province are among the first regions to pool their marriage records this year in a pilot scheme that should see a national database in place by 2015.

6 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Healing power of a hug

What do you do when a member of your family is feeling down, or a friend is upset about something? If your answer is 'nothing', then you might be spurred into action after reading this.

16 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Ditch your fear of strangers to embrace brothers' first big squeeze in city

Most Chinese people aren't big on physical contact and hugs. Blame it on Confucian family values if you will, but one pair of Beijing brothers are trying to change that. As part of their performance art, the brothers - Gao Zhen and Gao Qiang - invite total strangers to perform mass hugs in public locations and then document the events.

17 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Violence plagues half of homosexuals, poll finds

Nearly half of the respondents in a poll on same-sex couples are victims of physical assault or sexual coercion by their partners, Chinese University has found.

Partners in a homosexual relationship suffered a much higher level of violence than their heterosexual counterparts, associate professor Winnie Mak Wing-sze of the psychology department said.

17 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Sexless in the city

Hongkongers don't have much of a reputation as romantics; we consistently lag behind other cities in polls of sexual satisfaction, for instance. And now experts say cold recessionary winds may have brought a deeper chill to the bedroom.

25 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Happy hugging

Tomorrow isn't just Valentine's Day, it's also International Free Hug Day! It is a day that dates back to 2004, when a 21-year-old Australian who calls himself Juan Mann (pronounced 'one man') started a global movement to give hugs to random strangers.

13 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Show that you care - hug someone

How often do you hug people? A hugging campaign, first launched in Australia, is catching on among young Hongkongers.

People hug strangers on the street to show that the city is full of love and that no one is alone.

In Hong Kong, the pace of life is really intense. It's

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

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 kevin.sinclair@scmp.com

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

How to broach those niggling issues

Bombarding your partner with questions may send them running. A better way to broach those difficult - and often unromantic - issues is to turn your questions into statements about yourself as a means to start a discussion, says Hong Kong relationship counsellor Julie Gallinat.

14 Jul 2007 - 12:00am