The Chinese are now embracing Western sexual mores (or lack thereof, to be more accurate)…

13 Jan


China’s love hotel boom shows nation’s changing attitudes to sex

Hundreds of short-stay rooms are opening as entrepreneurs see opportunities with shift in sexual mores


China has witnessed not just an economic revolution but a sexual one, too, since the deeply conservative days of Chairman Mao came to an end with his death in 1976.

A Peking University study released this week showed Chinese were getting married later, losing their virginity earlier and having more affairs than in previous decades.

In 1989 just 15% of Chinese had engaged in sex before marriage, according to state media. Today more than 70% have.

China has also become the world’s largest sex toy producer, with one visionary entrepreneur building a multi-million dollar dildo empire since Beijing’s first sex shop opened in the 1990s.


Zheng Li, the hotel’s 50-year-old head of room service, said she would be untroubled if she caught her 25-year-old son sneaking into a room with a lover.

“I would be happy that they had chosen this kind of romance,” she said with a grin. “Society is changing. People are increasingly able to accept such things.”


But hey, on the bright side: now that the Chinese are having more pre-marital sex, if the West is any indication, their birthrate is sure to go down. 😉


12 responses to “The Chinese are now embracing Western sexual mores (or lack thereof, to be more accurate)…

  1. weak stream

    January 13, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Thanks to many years of the One Child law, and the subsequent aborting of millions of girls leading to a high man to woman ratio, feminism could take off like a rocket over there. Have fun, guys.

  2. Will S.

    January 13, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    They may live in ‘interesting times’, as per the old Chinese curse (‘may you live in interesting times’).

  3. Sanne

    January 13, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Weak, why do you think Chinese aren’t feminist already?

  4. Mark Citadel

    January 13, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    This is very positive from a Reactionary perspective:

    1) The growing Christian minority in China will be a beacon starkly against a nation in terminal decline, a decline which will eventually engulf its moribund pseudo-communist leadership
    2) China will not be a threat to our intentions during the ‘event’. It will be too weak to expolitatively respond in its own national interests.

  5. feeriker

    January 13, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    But hey, on the bright side: now that the Chinese are having more pre-marital sex, if the West is any indication, their birthrate is sure to go down. 😉

    Maybe TPTB in Beijing already figured that out, which is why they decided that there’s no harm in repealing the One Child policy.

  6. Will S.

    January 14, 2016 at 2:10 am

    @ Mark Citadel: Indeed, from our POV as Westerners and Christians, there’s more than one silver lining. 🙂

    @ feeriker: Good point. Perhaps they’re getting desperate, even.

  7. weak stream

    January 14, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Sanne, you’re right, they may be already. Communist govts have embraced feminism since the beginning as it weakens the family unit as it strengthens the state. My wife, from Soviet Poland was raised on the idea of ‘Kobiety na traktory!’…Women onto the tractor.

  8. LB

    January 14, 2016 at 11:28 am

    I don’t mind this so much in and of itself. People are going to have sex. Most healthy societies tolerate a certain amount of immorality. It’s whether vice is PROMOTED that matters more. I’ll heave a large “sigh” if/when the Chinese *government* begins to push the LGBTBBQ nonsense.

  9. Will S.

    January 14, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    To me, it all depends how it’s done. Does a society have streetwalkers and places that pretend to not be whorehouses (but everyone knows they are), vs. actual legal whorehouses like the Netherlands and Germany? My preference is for barely tolerating, rather than outright tolerating. But like you, I definitely prefer some things simply being tolerated, but not promoted by the government. I too hope China doesn’t follow the West down the LGBT-promotion route…

    (OTOH, if they do, their birthrates will drop even further…)

  10. feeriker

    January 14, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Overheard: “LGBT. Doesn’t that stand for ‘Let Gays Be Terminated?’ Sure, I’m all for it.”

  11. Will S.

    January 15, 2016 at 2:42 am

    I’d prefer them to repent of their ways, and then denounce them, after coming to faith.

    But God did slay them at Sodom and Gomorrah, and if He wishes to do so again, I certainly wouldn’t be surprised or upset.


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