WHILE A MAJORITY of Hong Kong people still regard sex as a taboo subject, teenagers used their video cameras to promote a more open attitude towards the topic. The Sex Education Short Video Making Competition, organised by the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong (FPAHK), attracted 23 teams, whose topics ranged from dating and homosexuality to male menopause and sexual abuse within families. Each video lasted 30 to 60 seconds. The champion team from Tsung Tsin College, with a video entitled Queries About Sex Slangs, illustrated some typical Chinese sayings which commonly referred to sex organs or biological situations. 'Teenagers use a lot of slang to substitute things [terms] that are related to sex,' team member Katy Lau Wai-ling said. 'Many of them feel embarrassed to say the right term. Instead, they should have a positive attitude towards it.' The five-member group from Po Leung Kuk Lee Shing Pik College - who won the first runner-up prize - wanted to stress the importance of sex education and arouse people's awareness of the issue. In their video, parents were not embarrassed to talk about sex with their children, but took the initiative to explain the biological changes during puberty and together surfed pornographic sites. 'We hope people can have an open, serious attitude towards sexual problems,' team-member Kevin Leung Ki-fai said. 'We never felt awkward when doing the project,' fourth former Chaser Cheng Siu-lun said. 'Perhaps this is because we have sex education in school every week.' FPAHK education officer Donna Wong Chui-ling said the association had produced a CD containing the prize-winning videos. They may be used to promote sex education sometime in the future. Apart from the video-making contest, FPAHK also organised a debating competition for secondary students to discuss sex-related issues. This year's debate attracted 28 local schools, with St Mary's Church College winning the championship. Its captain Marshal Luo Shuai was named the best debater.