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Chapter Six: Let’s talk dirty, cleanly

Let’s talk about sex. In China. Guest host Yoky joins Clay on this week’s episode to lay bare the truth about sex and sexuality in China: The two dive into a conversation with Ying, a sex shop owner in Shanghai, who shares her experiences with her customers, explains Chinese perspectives, curiosities, and apprehensions about sex, and provides a look at sex education, intimacy, and relationships in the country.

7:59: How the concept of consent translates across cultures

14:28: What is sex education like in China?

20:41: Is the topic of sex taboo in Chinese culture?

25:40: How Reform and Opening changed sex in China

39:40: For many women, sex is just an obligation

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Music credits: 

Analytical Skeletons” and “Shhia Baat,” by csus; “Afterthought,” by Evan Schaefer; “Hi,” by Dovi; “Chill Day,” by LAKEY INSPIRED; “I Was Nothing,” by Le Gang; “Fake Mustache,” “Wait What,” “Road Trip,” and “Happy,” by Purrple Cat; “Hip hop Instrumentals 120 bpm,” by Terri Skillz; “I Like You.,” by ARTST_UNKNWN2; “xmpty,” by lofee; and “Beat 36,” by Dixxy.

Works consulted:

Sex in China, by Elaine Jeffreys with Haiqing Yu; China’s ‘lost’ sexual past is laid bare in Sotheby’s erotic art exhibit, by Agence France-Presse; and The Shanghai sex shop selling more than just toys, by Fan Yiying.

Thanks to Nowness Shanghai.

Clay Baldo

Originally from the U.S., Clay moved to China after graduating from Bates College in 2013. His background is in audio production and script writing. He first got interested in China in college and studied abroad in Beijing. When Clay’s not thinking about the individual’s role in shaping culture, he’s snuggling with his pug, trying and failing to make rap music, reading comic books, and rollerskating.

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