But an attempt to open the first sex theme park in China was quashed by local officials over the weekend, well before construction was completed. Angry Internet postings about the park had been proliferating, and China Daily, the official English-language newspaper, published an article about the park last Friday. Photographs on the Internet showed workers on Saturday pulling down a pair of white plastic legs and hips that appear to be the bottom half of a giant female mannequin towering over the park entrance. The mannequin is wearing a red G-string.
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Maybe it was the giant revolving model of a woman's legs and lower torso, clad only in an unflattering crimson thong, or perhaps it was the oversized replica of a set of genitals. Either way, many residents in the south-west city of Chongqing are not happy about the development of China's first sex theme park, which has been described as "vulgar" and inappropriate. The park manager, Lu Xiaoqing, who was inspired by South Korea's popular sex theme park in Jeju, says that Love Land, due to open in October, will improve sex education and help adults enjoy a harmonious sex life. Inside, visitors will be able to view naked human sculptures, giant replicas of genitals and an exhibition about the history of sex and sexual practices in other countries. The park will also offer sex technique workshops and advise on anti-Aids measures and using condoms properly. I have found that the majority of people support my idea, but I have to pay attention and not make the park look vulgar and nasty. But Liu Daiwei, a female police officer in Chongqing, complained: "These things are too exposed. I will feel uncomfortable looking at them when other people are around. A commenter on the popular Sina website said Chinese people did not treat sex as boldly as foreigners, adding: "These vulgar sex installations will only make people sick.
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Love Land would have been the first sex theme park in China ;   the PRC Government suspended its construction in Chongqing in May and ordered it demolished for being vulgar and explicit. The theme park was originally due to be opened in October , but was demolished in May , as it was deemed to be a negative influence on Chinese society. The attraction would have been near Foreigners' Street , an amusement park than includes the world's largest toilet, the Porcelain Palace , which itself was purged of anything seen as vulgar by the Chinese authorities.
CNN -- Chinese authorities were explicit: Tear down the nation's first sex-themed amusement park before it gets going full steam. Visitors catch a glimpse of Love Land, billed as China's first-ever sex theme park, in southwest China. Love Land had not opened its doors yet, but authorities in the city of Chongqing -- a sprawling metropolis on the banks of the Yangtze River -- got all hot and bothered over the park's plans to display naked human sculptures, giant replica genitals and a photo gallery on the history of sex, the state-run China Daily reported. Lu Xiaoqing, park manager, told the newspaper he got the idea for building Love Land after a visit to a sex park in Jeju, a popular destination in South Korea. Love Land would include sex-technique workshops and sex education to help adults "enjoy a harmonious sex life," Lu said. Whatever Lu's intentions, the newspaper said Chinese officials saw it another way: "vulgar, ill-minded and misleading. The park was to open in October but was demolished over the weekend -- thongs, replicas of derrieres and all. Reactions posted on the Internet were varied, according to the China Daily. Some thought sex was best left behind closed doors, while others argued that a real need for sex education existed in China. It is not for publicity," said Xia Xueluan, a sociology professor at Beijing University.