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GUANGZHOU, China, Nov 6, 2006 (UPI via COMTEX) -- Chinese government officials gave a frosty response to a sociologist who told a Guangzhou Sex Culture Exposition wife-swapping is normal entertainment.

China's foremost female sociologist on sex issues, Li Yinhe told attendees partner-sharing is fine, and couples should have the right to try it, China Daily reported.

Zhang Feng, director of the Guangdong Provincial Population and Family Planning Committee, was quick to disagree, warning it would spread HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. He also said the sex forum was not an acceptable venue to be expressing such views, the report said.

"These views should be discussed as academic issues rather than widely acceptable social issues," said Zhang.

The event drew more than 60,000 visitors on opening day Saturday, 10,000 more than last year's opening day, organizers said.


Copyright 2006 by United Press International

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