Sexes: Some Stirrings on the Mainland

Sex rears its head in China, but ever so cautiously

After a night of frenzied dancing, Zhen Zhen came to grief when her boyfriend entered the room while she was taking a bath. Yen Li, who yearned to be an actress, lost her virtue when a wily actor insidiously told her that Ingrid Bergman and Sophia Loren devoted their lives--and their bodies--to art. The pivotal event of Li Na's life occurred when her date tricked her into watching a porn movie. "She was shocked by the movements on the screen, and she felt warm and suffocated. As she was about to unbutton her collar to breathe a little, a hand grasped...

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