BLOG – No Sex Please, We’re Hong Kongers 5


….so says an AFP article published this week.

Professor Emil Ng at the HKU Family Institute claims that Hong Kongers have the ‘least amount of sexual knowledge in the world’. Sex experts are apparently urging citizens to have more sex and overcome the challenges of privacy in our cramped city.

Financial pressure, careers, limited space and high rents mean HK has a very low birthrate of 1.04 births per woman. It remains common for residents to live at home well into their 20s and 30s as few can afford to move out earlier. This, of course, gives rise to the local phenomena of hourly hotels, which are much more than the prostitution dens many outsiders believe them to be.

A 2011 survey published by City University’s Community College suggested that Hong Kongers were content with having sex less than twice and week. More than 50% of women feigned illness or tiredness to avoid sex and a 2008 Durex survey rated HK has 3rd lowest in the world for sexual confidence.

Some more statistics from an HK Magazine survey…

Ever Paid For Sex? Women: 2.4% Men: 52%

Ever Faked An Orgasm? Women: 78% Men: 46%

Ever Had a Sexually Transmitted Disease? Women: 17% Men: 21%

Had Sex In A Public Place? Women: 62% Men: 68%