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Sex Culture Festival, a First for Shenzhen
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More than 1,000 relics depicting ancient sex culture will be on display during the Shenzhen Sex Culture Festival, which will be held in the city from Septemvber 21 to September 23.

Most of the items at the festival, the first one in Shenzhen, are from the personal collections of Liu Dalin, a renowned Chinese sex education expert, and Chen Zhen, a well-known sexologist in Jiangsu Province, according to the festival's organizer Shenzhen Family Planning Association.

Apart from the exhibition, other events to be held during the festival, include forums and speeches by psychologists and sexologists from China and abroad.

Tao Lin, member of the Asian Federation of Sexology, and Chen Dening, deputy chairman of the Shenzhen Association of Medical Sciences, will give speeches on sexual health. Zhang Meimei from of the Sex Health Research Center at Capital Normal University in Beijing will answer questions related to puberty.

The festival aims to increase awareness about reproductive health, popularize sex education and prevent the spread of sexually transmitted disease and AIDS, according to the organizer.

All the booths in Hall 6 of the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center have been booked by nearly 100 companies, according to the organizer.

In recent years, sex fairs have become popular in China as governments at all levels have become aware of the importance of sex education.

Guangzhou has already organized a sex culture fair for four consecutive years as a way to teach the general public about sex health.

(Shenzhen Daily September 18, 2007)

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