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Sexology

Positive vibes

Maggie Gyllenhaal in <i>Hysteria</i>. Photo: Ricardo Vaz Palma

The word 'vibrator' can elicit a blush today but the device was respectable - and popular - when weary Victorian doctors first put it into operation, writes Decca Aitkenhead.

Sunday, 16 September, 2012, 2:36am

Mistresses, sex workers part of same supply chain, says sociologist

Sociologist and sexologist Li Yinhe. Photo: Handout/Sina Weibo

Mistresses and sex workers belong to the same supply-chain - albeit at different levels, says a renowned Chinese sexologist.

Li Yinhe, a sociology professor and widow of the late Chinese novelist Wang Xiaobo, shared her observations with more than 200 attendees at Hunan’s first-ever “Love and Culture” forum in Changsha, last Monday.

22 Jan 2013 - 4:45pm 2 comments

Internet boom owes a debt to porn

Sex and violence drive technological innovation. Warfare as a locomotive for the development of cutting-edge technology is well-known. But the porn industry, especially the booming one in America, gets no recognition for the advances it helped make in internet commerce. This is an injustice.

24 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Troubling text

Examples of problems with the liberal studies textbooks

The topic of sexual impulses is introduced in the first lesson of the first chapter. Teachers say this is too early - before they have developed a relationship with pupils.

20 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Internet porn viewed by 80pc of youngsters

Eighty per cent of adolescents have accessed pornography online, with a fifth making their first visit by the age of 10, a survey has found.

The average age at which respondents first downloaded internet porn was 11.9, with most doing so at home.

The findings prompted an expert to call for a comprehensive review of sex education.

18 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Erotic friction

Sex is on the minds of the mainland's internet censors again. Having launched a campaign against porn websites in April, last week the authorities announced that their latest target was erotic fiction. There are at least 348 sites offering online sex stories, according to officials from the internet supervision section of the National Office of Anti-Porn and Illegal Publications.

22 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Teens fear effect of online porn, survey finds

Youth fret about copying Web sex acts

One in three youngsters is worried that online pornography might cause them to behave uncontrollably and break the law, a youth survey has found.

15 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Probation over group sex with girl, 14

Three boys who had group sex with an under-age girl each received a 12-month probation order in Eastern Court yesterday. The boys, aged 14 to 16, had pleaded guilty to gross indecency and unlawful sex with the 14-year-old at her home on December 1. The court heard that 10 Form Two students were at the house after a school picnic.

10 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Talk about sex, why not?

It's hard to have a conversation with Crystal Kwok Kam-yan without the topic turning to sexuality. Last week, at a cosmetics launch, we caught up with the former sex talk TV show host and mother of three who has just finished performing in The Vagina Monologues. 'There's a need to discuss sex issues in a healthy way,' Kwok said.

7 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Christian students vow to save sex for wedlock

Hundreds of students yesterday vowed not to have sex before marriage but a critic said it was unhealthy for young people to suppress their sexual desires.

The vow was taken by several hundred Christian tertiary institute and university students who gathered in Chater Garden for a ceremony hosted by the groups Holy.Net in Youth and the Hong Kong Sex Culture Society.

12 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Not tonight

There may be an evolutionary reason why some women aren't in the mood.

Forget the headache, the stress or the children - the biggest passion-killer for women, according to new research, is feeling safe and secure once they've got their man. And when they do, their sex drive drops.

19 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Law may now be biased against heterosexuals

A new issue of discrimination - this time against heterosexuals - may have been raised in Wednesday's landmark court judgment overturning four provisions outlawing all forms of sex between men aged under 21.

26 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Landmark gay sex ruling leaves law biased against heterosexuals: experts

A new issue of discrimination - this time against heterosexuals - may have been raised in Wednesday's landmark court judgment overturning four provisions outlawing all forms of sex between men under 21.

26 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

'I didn't know there was a law'

Victor Chau could have been jailed when he was 19 for his first sexual experience with a man. 'I didn't know there was a law against sexual intercourse for men under the age of 21,' said Mr Chau, now 26 and editor of G Magazine. 'I am extremely happy about the judgment. It helps make Hong Kong a more open and sophisticated city.'

26 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Gay sex ruling may affect old cases

If court decision overturning laws stands, men convicted years ago could win leave to clear names, expert says

Men convicted of buggery and gross indecency with other men might be able to clear their names after Wednesday's landmark court ruling overturning the laws under which they were charged, an academic said.

26 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

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