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Chinese Teach Sex Ed- Give Toilet Tours

Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 2, 2011

File this under WTF? In China to help teach sex educaton, teachers are taking kids to tour the opposite sex toilets…wtf? What does sex mean in China?

“BEIJING: Allowing boys and girls to peep into each other’s bathroom to understand gender roles seems to be the new Chinese way to teach sex education in school.

Third graders at the Chaoyang district school in Beijing received their first lesson in sex education in the form of a toilet tour. Giving children an opportunity to peek into the other gender’s bathroom is a way to help boys and girls understand gender roles, educators said. “Children tend to be curious about the bathrooms of the opposite sex,” sex lecturer Hou Wenjun at Anhuili Central primary school told Beijing News. Hou believes that education starts with curiosity. “A tour to the bathroom lets children see what behavioural differences there are between the two sexes.”

10 Responses to “Chinese Teach Sex Ed- Give Toilet Tours”

  1. Maybe in China the primary behavioral difference between the sexes IS the bathroom they use…

    • I had a good night’s sleep and a long drive yesterday and it occurred to me that this comment I posted was really unkind and harsh. I know some really nice Chinese people, and really had no call to post this. I am very frustrated and disgusted with the way that sex ed is addressed in nearly EVERY school system in the world, so this article lit me off. Also, I think that the pollution in China has a negative effect on hormonal gender differences and that it IS showing up in the young people of the country. I also think that the Chinese government is hiding from this rather than getting the word out and rescuing their people from the calamity that is upon them due to the pillaging of their environment. It is happening all around the world, but in China the people are ignorant of it and the precautions that can be taken to protect against it, and the importance of not poisoning future generations through indiscriminate release of toxic waste into the air and water. Maybe the problem is so big, maybe they have given up on clean-up before they even start. It’s frustrating, enraging, and sad.

      • Richard Seeto said

        Right on! The Chinese government is no different to any other in the western world. It has always been my contention that the environment is of utmost importance as if people do not have a clean one, life cannot exist in good health and no government of whatever complexion in whatever part of the world ever govern for the good of the people, the nation or the planet. It is tragic but what can the ordinary citizen do? One has to wonder what government is there for.

      • I have to strongly disagree that the Chinese government is the same as everywhere else. Yes, governments tend to go for power-grabs, but IMO China has the most complete and extreme power over her people than many others. There may be an occasional dictatorship that pulls it off for a little while, but when it comes to force and rigid control of the people long-term, China has it in aces. At least here in the U.S. I’ve seen and been a part of grassroots people making changes. Here in the U.S. I have legal ways to fight the government power-grab.

  2. Richard Seeto said

    When the f@#k are you malingering bunch assholes going to learn to post something of decency and value? I don’t know about the others but I am just barking sick to death of reading all this pieces of useless shit about this and that about China. I am sure there are many such oddities too in any country one would like to pick. Get a barking life, you bunch of malingering bast@#%ds!

    • Daniel Bos said

      Feel free to start your own blog about such oddities in any other country! I for one read this blog for my amusement (mostly amused about the author ^_^)

    • wtdevflnt said

      Hello and thanks for your comments. I sense your frustration as I poured over the volume of comments you posted. Attempting to help you understand where I was coming from I made a post, I forget the title but it had the word ‘malingering’ in it. In addition, if you feel there are errors in this site, please feel free to correct them, in the event you dont wish to hear bad things about china, you can always direct your mouse to http://www.chinadaily.com.cn or news.xinhuanet.com. These sites have more ‘feels good’ posts about China then a rational human can stomach. But thanks for reading!!!!!!

  3. Richard Seeto said

    You are making a big assumption. I don’t know how you come to this idea; maybe you’re psychic.

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