The writer of Ecclesiastes wrote that there is nothing new under the sun. Those words proved a trustworthy saying as I recently traveled to the other side of the world to serve a group of Chinese women regarding sexuality and sexual brokenness. I am a part of a ministry with a twofold mission: to bring the truth and mercy of Jesus Christ to individuals and families affected by sexual struggles and to provide resources that address biblical sexuality with individuals and churches. I teach women on the topics of sex, sexuality, and gender.
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‘Asian Girls Are Tighter’: Dispelling the Myth of Vagina Size
From perennially perky breasts to smooth, hairless legs, womanhood has been constantly sexualized and subjected to unrealistic standards. However, none have been as harmful, or as unexplored, as the expectation of having a tight vagina. Tight vaginas are prized in almost every society and culture that has roots in patriarchy. And this stereotype appears to heavily affect Asian women in particular. Oh, the smallest vaginas in the game. Valinda Nwadike, MD and obstetrics and gynecology specialist in California, Maryland, can see how this stereotype exists, and whole heartedly disagrees with the premise. I would definitely disagree with this stereotype.
Attitudes of Chinese women towards sexuality and birth control
PIP: A small survey was conducted in the Vancouver area by the authors to determine some of the current beliefs and attitudes of Chinese women toward birth control and sexuality. Traditional beliefs in filial piety and in the concepts of Yin negative, female force and Yang positive, male force were subscribed to by the eldest women who also perceived a lack of fairness in the double standard permitting male promiscuity while prohibiting female sexual freedom. The elder women also felt that the balance of Yin and Yang would promote sexual satisfaction and good health homosexuality represented an imbalance and was therefore unhealthy.
Since the s, informal or clandestine sex work in the service or entertainment industry has spread from municipalities to small towns in most areas of China. Despite recognition of the important role of female sex workers in HIV and STD epidemics in China, limited data are available regarding their individual characteristics and social and environmental context of their work. Furthermore, most existing studies on commercial sex in China have been conducted in large cities or tourist attractions.