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.

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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.

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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.

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RMJ
Rachel is a writer and tutor living in Virginia. She loves learning about other cultures and thinks we’re all a little wacky.
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10 thoughts on “China Demolishes Planned “Love Land” Sex Theme Park

  1. Casey

    I hate how they call it "love", just call it "womanizing".

    I don't see why it should be illegal, just regulated, but China is communist and the government controls many aspects of people's lives so this really isn't that much of a shock.

    To say that the reason why they banned this park is that "Sex is Taboo in China" is a terrible argument. This park has nothing to do with sex. This park is about lust and objectification.

    I hear a lot of people try to say that Americans are close minded and that "Sex is Taboo" here in the U.S., that is simply a lie and I believe the people who make that claim are the people who think they should see titties nearly 24/7. Sex is not taboo here, people embrace sex within their own bedrooms and sometimes beyond. We don't have a problem with sex, many of us just don't want sex thrown in our faces when were not asking for it and to have to see our bodies objectified and degraded.

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  2. lamis

    the government did right this time. nothing good has come out of other "open-minded" societies, plus its nice to be different, rather than the whole world being a copy of US.

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  3. Jan

    It does seem like it's sensationalizing. I mean just look at the entrance with the woman's legs and crotch which are cut off at the torso. If it were meant to be tasteful and educational, I doubt such a display would welcome the public.

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