09: WHY ASIANS DON'T TALK ABOUT SEX

 
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PARENTS CRINGE. TEACHERS BLUSH. SHAME ENSUES. BUT WHY IS TALKING ABOUT SEX SO TABOO IN ASIAN CULTURE?  

Bubbly Hong Kong media personality Alyson Hau joins Sara and Jye to discuss what lies behind this cultural taboo, and how Asian attitudes differ from Western views on sex.

Discover why Hong Kong has so little sex, and the intriguing Cantonese vocabulary for genitals – birds, flutes, abalone anyone?

 

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  • Conservative Confucian ideology and other negative messaging about sex and chastity
  • The Asian “double standard” for guys and girls around sex
  • Consequences of growing up with very little / no sex education

 

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What’s your take – on why Asians don’t talk about sex? What would help to overcome this cultural taboo? Leave us a comment below - we'd love to know!

 
 
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