ISSN 1944 ¨C 6683        


WACS Newsletter


Volume 2, No 2, June 15, 2009


Publisher: NG Man-Lun, M.D.

Advisor: RUAN Fangfu, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief Editor: DENG Mingyu, M.D., Ph.D.



World Association of Chinese Sexologists

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Third Sex Culture Festival in Shenzhen Opens on May

Mary LAO 

Reporter of Chinese Sexuality Health Times

The 3rd Sex Culture Festival in Shenzhen themed "Secure Sex behavior, Healthy concomitance " opened in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, on May 1, 2009. This annual festival has been held here since 2007.

The three-day festival, which includes sexuality summit forum, academic seminars, photography exhibitions of sex culture, exhibitions of ancient sex culture, lingerie fashion show, a trade fair, performances and quizzes, aims to popularize general sex awareness and knowledge, to educate people on how to protect themselves against sexually transmitted diseases, and to promote academic communication and cooperation in this field of study.

Sexologists will chair forums on various subjects. They are Prof. Deng Mingyu of president of the Institute for Oriental Western Human Sexuality in USA, Prof. Hu Peicheng of vice-president of the China Sexology Association, Prof. Tao Lin of president of the Shenzhen Family Planning Service Center, Prof. Peng Xiaohui of Director of Human Sexuality Center of the China Middle Normal University, and Prof. Hu Zhen of Director of the Sexuality Sociology Research Center of Sichuan.

Prof. Deng report ¡°Sexuality Education in USA¡±. He introduced mainly <Guidelines of Comprehensive Sexuality Education> in school from kindergarten to 12th grade (6-18 years old), and compared school sexuality education among China with USA.

"Holding this festival shows that the mainland is open and bold about sex. We hope people, especially young people, will find out more about healthy sex through this event." Prof. Deng said 

 Prof. Deng also pointed out that the lack of sex education and ignorance of what it means to have safe sex are major reasons for the spread of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

 A lingerie fashion show and sex toy exhibition were two of the more eye-catching starts to the festival, which drew more than 10,000 visitors.




              Balloon by condom                      A lingerie fashion show


           Prof. Deng Mingyu                            Prof. Hu Peicheng


                               Acient sex culture in China


Dr. Deng Mingyu Lecture ¡°Human Sexuality¡± in China

Mary LAO 

Reporter of Chinese Sexuality Health Times

Dr. Deng Mingyu, president of the Institute for Oriental Western Human Sexuality, professor of American College of East-West Health Science, vice president of the World Association of Chinese Sexologists visit China from April 22 to May 17. He have lectured the last word about sexology and psychology in USA at more than ten universities, academies and institutes. Include the Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Science, Peking University Health Science Center, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Capital Normal University, China Women¡¯s University, Beijing Forestry University, Sun Yat-Sen University, Shenzhen University, Guangxi Medical University, Gannan Medical University, Beijing Linzi Psycho-Counseling Center, Department Sexual Medicine of Third Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangxi Sexology Association, Shenzhen Sexology Association, etc.

Prof. Deng¡¯s main theme is ¡°Human Sexuality¡± have been composed at twenty-one sections. There are as follows: Sexuality in Perspective; Theoretical Perspectives on Sexuality; Sex Research; Sexual Anatomy; Sex Hormones, Sexual Differentiation, Puberty, and the Menstrual Cycle; Conception, Pregnancy, and Childbirth; Contraception and Abortion; Sexual Arousal; Sexuality and the Life Cycle: Childhood and Adolescence; Sexuality and the Life Cycle: Adulthood; Attraction, Love and Intimacy; Gender and Sexuality; Sexual Orientation: Gay, Straight, or Bi? Variations in Sexual Behavior; Sexual Coercion; Sex for Sale; Sexual Disorders and Sex Therapy; Sexually Transmitted Infections; Ethics, Religion, and Sexuality; Sex and the Law; Epilogue: Looking to the Future: Sexuality Education.

University students are still shy about choosing the course, because for a thousand years talking about sex has been a national taboo and they have had little information about sex.

 According to a survey conducted by the university, university students nowadays get 80 percent of their sex information from newspapers, magazines, TV programs and the Internet, some of which is pornographic and gives the wrong impression to students. Some students who have taken the course said in an interview that it increased their knowledge, but it seemed a little late to not receive sex education until university. 

Dr. Deng¡¯s reports for human sexual have been exulted by a lot of university students.



Seventh Biennial Meeting of the IASSCS Held in Hanoi

Dr. Zhu Pingyan and Dr. Deng Mingyu


The seventh biennial meeting of the International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS) held in Hanoi of Viet Nam on April 15-18, 2009. Contested Innocence ¨C ¡°Sexual Agency in Public and Private Space.¡± This conference is co-hosted by the Institute for Social Development Studies, the Consultation of Investment in Health Promotion, and Hanoi Medical University in Hanoi, Viet Nam. The Conference will be held in Melia Hanoi - Hotel and Convention Center. entitled contested Innocence Sexual Agency in Public and Private Space.

IASSCS aims to strengthen the field of social and cultural sexuality research globally. It is committed to building equity in research capacity worldwide, to developing a broad range of research activities, and to strengthening communication among researchers, policy makers and activists.

Prof. Pan Suimin, a famous sexologist, at Institute for Research on Sexuality and Gender of the Renmin University of China attend meeting, and preside forum of China scholar. More than 30 sexuality experts from China attend meeting, include Dr. Zhu Pingyan at Huazhong Normal University, Dr. Pei Yuxin at Sun Yat-Sen University, Dr. Peng Tao at Harbin Medical University, et al.

The main themes of the conference sessions include:

Innocence and scandal: Sexuality and the mass media

Cyberspace and virtual sexual reality

Deconstructing sexuality: Public image and private reality

Diverse sexualities in a globalized world

Social movements and gender/sexual inequality

Sexuality across generations: Adolescence to old age

Religion and sexuality

Socio-political mapping of desires and identities

Sexual stigma, sexual norms and the regulation of sexuality

Sexual health, public policy and advocacy

Sexual-economic exchange

Family planning, reproductive health, and HIV/AIDS.


There high-level articles have been report. Example:

Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Human Rights: A Tool for Strengthening Laws, Regulations, and Policies and their Implementation£»


Bangkok's 21st Century Queer Boom: Markets, Media, Rights, and HIV£»Are Men and Women Equal in front of the State?

Questioning Government's Policy of Prostitution£»Child Sexual Abuse: Differences among Men and Women in Brazil£»

Empowerment of Female Sex Workers: A Successful Model in AIDS Prevention Activities£»

Sexuality, Gender and Reproductive Health Research Training in Brazil£»

Communication and Social Mobilization as a Fulcrum for Combating HIV/AIDS Stigma and Discrimination in Nigeria£»

Comparing Prevalence of Condom Use during Commercial Sex and its Related Factors among Female Sex Workers Injecting (FSW-IDU) or not Injecting Drugs (FSW-NIDU) in China£»



This meeting proved a change to academic exchange on internationally sexuality filed.







A Contrastive Research on the Befalling of Childhood Sexual Abuse among Chinese Teenagers in China and America

DENG Mingyu, M.D., Ph.D.

Institute for Oriental Western Human Sexuality, USA


Objectives: To find out about the prevalence of childhood sexual abuse among Chinese teenagers in China and America, and to explore related influencing factors of childhood sexual abuse. Methods: Two hundred teenagers in China and one hundred eighty Chinese teenagers in America were surveyed by self-made anonymous questionnaire of childhood sexual abuse, Achenhach Child Behavior Checklist and SCL-90 in May 2006. Results: The survey results showed: In China, 19.3% of teenager had experienced one or more following sexual abuse before twelfth age: verbal sexual harassment is 12.5%, petting and kiss of the nipples and buttocks is 11.2%, petting and kiss of the genitalia is 9.8%, someone's genitalia exposure is 7.2%, attempted sexual intercourse (rape) is 3.6%, and sexual intercourse is 2.5%; In America, 33.2% of Chinese teenager had experienced one or more following sexual abuse before twelfth age: verbal sexual harassment is 31.4%, petting and kiss of the nipples and buttocks is 27.6, petting of the genitalia is 25.2%, someone's genitalia exposure is 22.7%, attempted sexual intercourse is 8.4%, and sexual intercourse is 6.3%. Multinomial Logistic Regression Analysis showed childhood sexual abuse were significantly associated among China and America (P<0.05 or P<0.01). Conclusions: childhood sexual abuse is common in China and America, which strengthen sexual education in kindergarten, school and communities, especially prevention education to childhood sexual abuse.

Key words: Sexual abuse, Childhood, Sexual education

Reconstructing Masculinities and Male Participation under Internationalization Background


FANG Gang, Ph. D.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Beijing Forestry University


Abstract: During the process of advancing the social gender equality, males themselves¡¯ participating desire is still inadequate. Globalization provided the opportunity for the transformation of Chinese masculinities. This paper puts forward that the male participation should be encouraged both with rules and regulations and with individual methods. Individually, it should start with encouraging males to change hegemonic masculinities. There exist multiple masculinities; and hegemonic masculinities can be


reconstructed. At individual level, reconstructing hegemonic masculinities will directly help to bring about male participation. This paper puts forward such concepts as ¡°male consciousness¡±, ¡°male emancipation¡±, ¡°duality of Male consciousness¡± and so on. It is claimed here that males should be called to be conscious of the harms conventional hegemonic masculinities done to both males and females. Thus males may actively overturn hegemonic masculinity on their own initiative, and further advance gender equality with woman. While, only when such consciousness and emancipation be based on the awareness of the fact that, under patriarchal culture and system, females bear greater oppression can the advance of gender equality be guaranteed. Besides, this paper takes the reproduction health field as an example to demonstrate how reconstruction of hegemonic masculinities influences active male participation.

Key Words: Masculinities, Male Participation, Male Consciousness, Male Emancipation


A Study of the Relations Among Male Gender Role and Depression Tendency -- the Case Study of Advertising Industry in Taipei


CHEN Huei-Min    Dr. HONG Su-Chen (Advisor)

Graduate Institute of Educational Psychology and Counseling, Tamkang University


Abstract: The main purposes of this study were to explore relationships between male gender-role and male depression. And to find the factors that affect male depression. This research adopts survey questionnaire and the measurements applied in this study included ¡°Male Gender-Role Inventory¡±, and ¡°The Gotland Male Depression Scale¡±. The subjects were 208 men who were 25-59 years old selected from advertising industry in Taipei city.

The data from the questionnaire were statistically analyzed by t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson product-moment correlation, and multiple stepwise regression. The major findings of this study were as follows:

In general, the men worked in advertising industry tended to have traditional male gender-role attitudes. And there were nearly 30% of subjects who did not have depression.

The men engaged in the advertising industry because of different age groups, with different intimate relationships and the different working years, there were significant differences in the degree of depression.

This study found that, the men engaged in the advertising industry with more traditional male gender-role attitudes tended to have higher quality of the depression.

For the men engaged in the advertising industry, the male gender role characteristics have significantly influences on the depression.

There are three factors on the male depression tend to have a prediction: avoiding femininity, age, aggression.


Applications for the results of this study and suggestions for the men, business, counselor and future research were also provided.

Keyword: Male, Advertising industry, Male gender-role, Male depression


Is there gay in China?

¡ª¡ªA cross-cultural comparison between Tongzhi and gay/lesbian

GAO Yanning, MD

Fudan School of Public Health

Abstract: From perspectives of cross-cultural comparison, every society has its own homosexual group, such as gay/lesbian in Western and Tongzhi in China, although the latter is sub-formative in text and daily usage now. The self-identity of the same-sex group here can be regarded as Tongzhi¡¯s, gay/lesbian¡¯s or queer¡¯s orientations respectively, although their need tends to be life-style orientated somehow. Based on sexual identity, gay/lesbian promote out-of-closet and homo-marriage which represent a political paradigm, while Tongzhi based on gender identity insists on hetero-marriage and in-closet and explore gay-les marriage as well nowadays, which leans to a cultural paradigm and results in semi-independent in terms of sexual identity. Male Tongzhi has obvious bisexual orientation compared to gay, therefore, their AIDS control cannot be achieved only by means of MSM measure as gay community has done in the Western countries. A suitable culture-driven-intervention is in need for Tongzhi AIDS control in China accordingly.

Key words: Gender£¬Cross-cultural comparison£¬Tongzhi£¬Gay/Lesbian£¬MSM


The Analysis of the Gender Problem in the Teacher -Children Interaction in Kindergarten

LEI Xiaozhu

Guangxi Terchers Education University


Abstract: The research examines how the kindergarten teachers treat children of different sex, how the former interact with the latter in daily life, looking through four model kindergartens in Nanning. The research mainly uses the qualitative research method, and the data are the note of observation, Meanwhile, it has the video record of the teaching and 30 students¡¯ notes while they interned in the Kindergarten for a week, the materials of which sample gender-related records .The research focuses on the teachers¡¯ speaking, behaviour, attitudes, teaching methods and other actions when they interact with children of different sex, and conducts cultural analysis from the perspectives of gender and sexuality.


The breakthrough of this research lies in its examination of the daily life with sophisticated research method. It helps the teachers to realize how culture affects the result of education, how the genders discourse penetrates into the teaching. It provides the new thinking about teacher education, and how to help teachers to develop gender consciousness.

Key words: Kindergarten teachers, Gender, Sexuality.


Discussion about the Sexual and the Harmonious Construction for Education of Sexual Health in Literary Works



College of Journalism & Communication, China West Normal University


Abstract: The literary works including of sexual description reserve and carry some cognitive contents of sexuality, which has been concentrated and arranged. They have a great influence in the audience. According to the harmonious educational opinion, the description of sex in literary writing should have a harmonious subject, view and the deep. We should give emphasis to the education of professional morality in literary writing, especially in the main content about scientific cognitive education, harmonious composing psychological education and personal harmonious developing education. These are the guarantee of harmonious construction in education of sexual health.

Key words: Harmonious education, Sexual education, Sexual description, Effect and influence, Literary writing



2009 Sexuality Forum of the International Society for Chinese Sexual Health

-- October 23-26, 2009. Qingdao, Shandong, China --


By: International Association of Cineses Medical Specialists & Psychologists

   Internatioanl Society for Chinese Sexual Health

   International Chinese Sexology Journal, Chinese Sexuality Health Times

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