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Q: Is public nudity accepted as no big deal in China?

People here seem to have a liberal attitude towards nudity yet porn is banned...what gives?

8 years 39 weeks ago in  Culture - China

 
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Are you talking about the naked bottoms you see everyday? I'm not sure if it  is, I'm assuming it wouldn't be there are no nude beaches etc.,

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I think it's a situational thing. Like, it's ok to be naked in a public bath, but not in a town square. It's ok for a  baby's bottom to show, but not an adult's. I think every culture has some sort of taboo concerning nudity.

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(This post is not based on personal opinion.)

Porn and nudity are two different things. 
Nudity is the human body. It's perfectly natural. 
"Porn is for the sexually deviant." (a quote in one of my student's papers concerning the Constitutional Right to Porn as a Freedom of Expression in Art. She was anti-porn.)
Porn isn't about nudity, it's about sex. In China... sex is a taboo subject. Keeping that in mind, it makes perfect sense that China would criminalize porn, especially with the threat of porn addiction. China wants their citizens to be respectful, hard working, family oriented citizens. (cough) How can that possibly be achieved if they have their noses stuck in the latest issue of Jugs & Boners? 

On nudity, here's an intersting article about nudity in China. 
http://www.echinacities.com/expat-corner/getting-naked-nudism-in-china.html

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Pish posh. A few years ago, China used to say the only reason they blocked websites was porn. It's still their primary excuse.

Every big non-food market I've been to has involved about 70% of the stalls sellling porn. There are cops all over but they never crack down on it.

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Pish posh. A few years ago, China used to say the only reason they blocked websites was porn. It's still their primary excuse.

Every big non-food market I've been to has involved about 70% of the stalls sellling porn. There are cops all over but they never crack down on it.

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