After lasting one year in the Songjiang campus supermarket of Lixin Accounting Academy, condoms are now piling up, as sales are down to just 10 packets a month (article in Chinese):
At the “Educational Supermarket”, the condoms offered are a variety of sizes and brands with a price range from over 10RMB to under 100RMB. One female student of the financial management department in Lixin Accounting Academy said, “Actually we know how to protect ourselves, but even if we have that need, we would buy it outside of the school grounds, so that no one would know we were students, and so we don’t get any sideways glances.”
Apparently the supermarkets at Fudan, Shanghai Jiaotong, Tongji and North East Normal Universities have never sold condoms.
One sales assistant called a spade a spade, declaring, “How can our supermarket sell such products which would only encourage our students to do bad things?”
One male student offered this double entendre: “It’s not that the students don’t want it, the problem is the way it’s delivered.”
Zhu Qi, the deputy director of the China Sex Association bested him with this effort, talking about the condom counters: “[S]imple withdrawal might not be a good thing.”
Innuendous* one-upmanship aside, Mr. Zhu strongly opposed condoms being sold in the supermarkets of universities.
“Awareness of condoms is usually at two extreme poles. One is the schools and parents who rack their brains thinking how to keep their children from having any contact with this kind of information and product. On the other hand, the recent and overly public ‘condom education’ has increased the sexual activities of young people, and made them more sexually active.”
So in conclusion, sex is evil, especially when done well. Which is unlikely to be the case until China admits it has it.
* It’s a word. OK, not really.
Also in Shanghaiist:
Shanghai shows love for it’s male inhabitants (Warning: Also features the most bizarre comments thread in the entire world)
Chinese bite ‘forbidden fruit’ at much younger age
We’re No. 1! Shanghai kicks ass in condom use
Fudan to students: You’re still screwed if you screw