World Sexual Health Day, which falls on September 4 each year, aims to promote sexual health awareness worldwide. To celebrate the day, luxury sex toy company Lelo released the findings of its recent survey on Hong Kongers’ attitudes towards sex.
Titled “Sexual Health and Intimacy Attitudes”, Lelo interviewed over 800 residents aged 25 to 34 in April 2022 to understand the extent of their sexual knowledge, their thoughts on virtual intimacy, sexual stigmas, and how the pandemic has affected their perspectives on sex. Below are the key findings of the survey:
Sex remains a taboo subject
Although Hong Kong has made progress in breaking down social stigmas in recent years, the topic of sex still remains a tricky one. According to the survey results, nearly half of the respondents struggle to talk about sex with friends. A staggering 47 per cent of respondents even stated that they’re afraid of sharing private sexual thoughts with their partners, further cementing the social belief that sex is taboo in the city.