Feature Articles

The 7th Hong Kong Sex Cultural Festival 2015

Ref Number: ESEAOR201503

  • Date27 Mar 2015
  • Category FPA Message
  • Targets Public
  • AuthorN/A
  • Topic Sex Culture

The 7th Hong Kong Sex Cultural Festival 2015 was jointly organized by the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong (FPAHK) and the Hong Kong Sex Education Association at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre on 27-30 March 2015. Themed “Sex and Fashion”, the Festival explored how the design, history and application of fashion and costume are related to gender, sex culture and social politics; and how stereotypical dress codes can influence sexual health.

Prior to the Festival, a Survey on Sex and Fashion was conducted from November 2014 to February 2015 to gauge the public’s views on fashion. More than 600 respondents were polled on what they regard as sexy men’s and women’s wear, attire that attracts sexual interest, apparel that they would buy to make sex life more fun, etc. Two cultural tours visiting local sex-related industries were also held on 21 March and 11 April.

The Festival Opening Ceremony on 27 March was officiated by Mr Chan Chit-kwai, Stephen, BBS, J.P., Central and Western District Council Member (University Constituency). A drama performance featuring artiste Ms Lana Wong and Teen AIDS’s “Touch Theatre” told a story of several high school students travelling through time in cyberspace in search of the sexiest attires in different historical periods and geographical locations. Over the first two days of the Festival, audience and panel speakers interacted in six discussion forums on a range of topics including: dressing “sexy” at an older age, breaking dress codes, long-lasting happiness of sex life, cross-dressing and drag performance, gays at 60, and teenage sex.

During the four days of the Festival, six exhibitions were respectively presented by a local drag queen Coco Pop, a multi-media artist Mr Kock Fung, an artist Lennie Chui, Hong Kong Institute of Education’s Department of Health and Physical Education, an LGBT tertiary student group “Action Q”, and a service group for women sex workers “Action for Reach Out”. The organizers also hosted a snapshot selfie studio and a theme exhibition.

The Festival was well received by public and local media. 3,626 visitors attended the opening ceremony, forums and indoor exhibition. It indeed provided an open platform for public to acquire insights about sex culture in a relaxed atmosphere, and brought together diverse groups to jointly advocate for SRH and rights.