We can still recall the propaganda of the Family Planning Association years ago, which promotes having two kids is good enough while our Government now encourages families to have three or more. According to the article from South China Morning Post, the fertility rate in Hong Kong has dropped by 50% over the past 30 years of which the low satisfaction from sexual life was deemed as one of the reasons behind. The low birth rate directly results in the aging problem which exerts heavy burden on the new generations.

It was also found that HK women in general are conservative and reluctant to discuss sex even 60% of them had ever faced a problem in their sex life. Traditional taboo makes women feel shameful to have sexual desire or arousal and it prevails across different ages but not just the old generation. The doctor advised women to dismiss such myths and to be more sexually active; however, it is easier said than done as the taboo have deeply rooted in the Chinese culture. Even sex education is an inevitable subject in schools, we doubt its effectiveness since our teachers and parents are still embarrassed in front of such topics.

We believe that the Government should take more efforts to promote and instill proper values and attitudes towards sex among the community as improving sex life can be a driver for a higher fertility rate.

couple-love-dl-0925-net

Source:
South China Morning Post, published on 25 September, 2014, by Timmy Sung
Website Link:
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1599699/womens-low-sexdrive-blamed-falling-birth-rate?page=all

 

Related Posts

  • 58
    When Hong Kong is always recognized as one of the best destinations for education in the globe, her sex education lags behind most developed countries. Thanks to the conservatism and taboo of Chinese culture, teachers and parents are reluctant to talk about sex. Without proper sex education, curiosity pushes children to seek for information in…
    Tags: sex, education, kong, hong, association, taboo, culture, chinese
  • 46
    Magazine Cosmopolitan Hong Kong conducts a survey and share the result on October 2014, just few questions that give reader to have an idea towards local sexual behaviour as well as the needs, and here is a good finding for review. Q1. Do you satisfy of your sex life? Q2. When will you have sex…
    Tags: sex, sexual, life, kong, hong, hongkongers, source, good, satisfaction
  • 43
    In this project, we are so lucky that we have more chances to learn about sex toys. In the past, it is pretty embarrassing for a girl to enter a sex toy shop and study every single little sexual gadgets. Now, it is a different story. We believe those sex toys can help to improve…
    Tags: sex, sexual, life, link, website, source, discuss, taboo, hongkongers
  • 41
    Thanks to the Internet, we basically got all our queries solved without asking anyone especially it comes to some embarrassing topics such as sex. Sex is a really rare topic among families and friends in Hong Kong but statistics show that more than half of HongKongers have faced problem in their sex life. Many married…
    Tags: sex, life, article, link, website, source, topics, families, problem, feel
  • 38
    Happy sex is important to a relationship, and contribute to a harmonious family. The 12th Guangzhou Sex Culture Festival which opened on 7th November 2014 attracts many Hongkongers to visit. Mr. Ivan, the owner of a Sex Toy Shop in Hong Kong, is one of the visitors. There are many different type of sexual products…
    Tags: sex, culture, sexual, family, post