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'Sex cafe' awaits more visitors in Shenzhen
(Shenzhen Daily)
Updated: 2005-01-06 10:47

Shenzhen has opened its first family planning and sex education center in the form of a cafe.

The cafe walls have illustrations depicting gynecological health and birth control.

An inside scene of the newly-opened sex education cafe in Shenzhen
An inside scene of the newly-opened sex education cafe in Shenzhen [thebeijingnews]

There is a variety of birth control drugs and devices such as condoms and intrauterine contraceptive rings also on display.

"Anybody can get the drugs or the devices for free," said Tao Lin, director of the city's family planning center that sponsors the cafe.

Also on the walls are prints of paintings by the famous Spanish artists Picasso and Dali that touch upon sex.

"We want to put sex education in a broader perspective. That is why we have the paintings hanging here," said Tao.

The cafe has three computers where guests can log on to websites on sex education and reproduction guide. It also has books and magazines on the subject.

"We want to provide an environment, in which people can relax and leisurely take in the necessary knowledge," Tao said.

He said the cafe would hold seminars on sexology featuring noted experts from throughout the country.

He said his center would work to establish relations with schools throughout the city so students could be better informed about sexology.

Opening late last month, the cafe had had few customers, Tao said.

The cafe on average receives merely five to six visitors each day although it is located at the downtown city.

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