Premarital Sex

How to talk to your kids about sex

Male models gather for promotion at the new Abercrombie & Fitch flagship store in Hong Kong. Photo: Edward Wong

I recently joined a good friend and her 18-year-old son for Sunday brunch. In the middle of the meal, her son began telling us about a girl he'd met. "We're sleeping together," he announced. We all stopped eating. His mother wriggled uncomfortably in her seat. The chopsticks fell out of my hand.

Wednesday, 6 March, 2013, 2:51am

Premarital sex shows signs of casting off its taboo

'Premarital sex? I'm absolutely fine with it.' Maybe the best proof that a social taboo no longer applies is when a celebrity idol like Yumiko Cheng dares to say it openly as she did yesterday.

The statement coincided with a survey released jointly by RTHK and Shue Yan University that found almost half the respondents shared Cheng's view.

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

We're innocent, says firm in fake-virgin row

A mainland sex-toys company at the centre of an international row has denied any responsibility for the uproar., based in Guangzhou, markets an 'artificial virginity hymen kit' meant to help women fake their virginity by releasing a small amount of a blood-like liquid upon penetration.

10 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Old before their time

Some youngsters have sex before they turn 12, according to a poll released yesterday by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. It also found that 81 per cent of young people said premarital sex was acceptable. The poll, conducted between last September and February, covered 1,200 members of so-called youth gangs aged from 11 to 18.

23 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Desire does not equal love

Nowadays, if you ask young people what they understand about virginity and chastity, they probably can't tell you.

Words they are more familiar with are 'co-habitation' or 'pre-marital sex'. Society is changing. A recent survey revealed that many youngsters regard co-habitation, trial marriage and pre- marital sex as normal and acceptable.

27 May 1997 - 12:00am