Enjoy sex, build happy Guangdong
Updated: 2011-11-11 07:36
By Zheng Caixiong (China Daily)
GUANGZHOU - A provincial official has promised to make efforts to further develop the sexual culture to help build a happy Guangdong province.
"There will not be a happy Guangdong without local residents having happy sex lives," said Zhang Feng, deputy secretary-general of Guangdong provincial government.
Zhang said more than 20 percent of single people suffered from a feeling of sexual repression in the province.
Zhang, who is also director of Guangdong provincial commission of population and family planning, and chairman of Guangdong Sexology Association, was speaking to the local media in Guangzhou on Thursday, the eve of Singles' Day, and two days ahead of the opening of the Ninth Guangzhou Sexual Cultural Festival.
According to statistics from the commission, on an average, Chinese people are now getting married at 30, compared to 20 in the beginning of the previous century. But people are attaining sexual maturity at an earlier age.
"That indicates the Chinese have more years as sexually mature singles," he said.
He urged greater exposure to sexual knowledge and more awareness of safe sex practices for the locals.
Local psychologist Chen Yunxiang said more psychiatric consulting centers should be set up to help guide single people suffering from a feeling of sexual repression, disseminate sexual knowledge and promote the idea of having healthy sex lives.
"Those who suffer from sexual repression easily break the laws and rules unless they can find a place to let off their sense of frustration," he said.
Wang Fengxin, a white-collar worker, said young people, including married couples, had few channels to acquire sexual knowledge.
Zhang also urged relevant departments to offer more assistance to migrant workers who were suffering severe sexual repression as they had to live away from their spouses.
Departments should also pay special heed to the needs of the growing number of people who were getting divorced, he said.