By TINI TRAN (AP) – 1 day ago
BEIJING — They were members of a modern-day swingers' club in China, where people met online and then gathered in homes or hotels for group sex parties involving dozens of men and women.
Last month, Ma Yaohai, a 53-year-old college professor and 21 others went on trial in the southeastern city of Nanjing, accused of "group licentiousness" — the first time anyone has been charged under a 1997 law in a case that has snagged huge public interest with its titillating details.
But aside from rampant curiosity in the swinger lifestyle, the uproar also has touched off a deeper debate about sexual freedom in a nation that is trying to reshape its own modern morality.
Ma said his decision to join the swingers was voluntary. "Marriage is like water. You have to drink it. Swinging is like a cup of wine. You can drink it if you like. If you don't like it, don't drink it," he said in interviews with Chinese media.
In arguing that his activities involved consenting adults meeting in nonpublic places, Ma's defiance seemed to strike a chord in an era of relative sexual freedom, where extramarital affairs and prostitution are common — drawing support from those who believe the Chinese government should stay out of the bedroom.
Entering the court at the start of the two-day trial on April 7, he blurted out, "How can I disturb social order? What happens in my house is a private matter."
Found this interesting. i know that these clubs have become pretty popular here among certain PLU's groups. This is a natural extrapolation of sex for recreational purposes. if two can have fun, why not twenty? or two hundred?
some of these o parties are so organized. you go through a referral process before being interviewed. you are screened for your physical attributes (though i believe you need not be all muscular and hunky. i have a friend who was accepted because he was chubby and they needed choices. LOL)
the party itself is supposed to be structured. they even have group dynamics sessions to make people feel at ease. then its no holds barred.
my first and last O party was 10 years ago. though i have received a few invites, im not as interested.
im curious though. is there any law that O parties break if done in the confines of private space?