China Demolishes Planned “Love Land” Sex Theme Park
Posted on May 20, 2009
Apparently, sex is not just a taboo subject in China – it can be an evil influence. That’s what stopped a planned sex theme park from being built in Chongquin.
Investors there planned to open “Love Land”, inspired by a similarly themed South Korean park, in October.
Though they billed it as “tasteful” and “educational”, investigators conducting an emergency tour of the park after it attracted worldwide attention last week disagreed, and said that investors were “interested only in profiting from sensationalism”.
“The investigation determined the park’s content was vulgar and that it was neither healthy nor educational. It had had an evil influence on society and had to be torn down immediately,” a government official further said. A demolition team immediately dismantled the eye-catching legs that revolved above the park’s entrance.
“Sex is a taboo subject in China but people really need to have more access to information about it,” the park’s manager, Lu Xiaoqing, was quoted as saying in the China Daily state newspaper prior to the demolition.
The park was to focus on educating and improving the sex lives of patrons. Exhibits were to include displays of outsized genitalia, nude forms, sex technique workshops, and safe sex methods.
Some local residents were pleased with the change.
“I’m glad the park was demolished because the displays were really rough and had no artistic quality,” a nearby resident told the Global Times.
Others thought that the Chinese could have used some different ideas on the topic.
“The park was above board, so why was it pulled down? How can a country get powerful if it doesn’t open its mind?” asked one website commenter.