China razes controversial sex theme park before it opens

May 18th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, May 18 (IANS) China has demolished a planned sex theme park, the first in the country, which aimed at improving sex education and sex life of visitors to the southwestern city of Chongqing. The demolition followed a growing public outcry, media reports said Monday.
The park named ‘Love Land’ was due to open in October. It featured statues and replicas of giant genitalia, naked bodies and an exhibition on the history of sex.

It was also to offer workshops on sex technique and safe-sex methods, but the plans left Chongqing officials red-faced, the China Daily reported.

The officials called the planned park “vulgar, ill-minded and misleading”, the newspaper said.

Before it was demolished, the park’s manager Lu Xiaoqing told the newspaper that sex is a “taboo subject in China but people really need to have more access to information about it”.

“We are building the park for the good of the public. I have found that the majority of people support my idea, but I have to pay attention and not make the park look vulgar and nasty.”

The park had been in controversy for a long time as many in fast-living Chongqing criticised the plans of displaying sex in public.

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