Sticky Rice Love
Web Site: www.stickyricelove.hk
How do you tackle a hidden problem? The problem is the sexual health of Hong Kong’s youth. After all, shouldn’t we all be concerned about the consequences of being ill informed? These range from unexpected pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections and discrimination against sexual minorities.
The current generation of young people have grown up with sexually explicit material being freely available on the Internet. In addition, the trend is that they are becoming sexually active at a younger age. So what are we to do?
Sticky Rice Love aims to develop a friendly community in Hong Kong. A community that is receptive to discussions on sexuality and then to empower young people with the knowledge to make responsible informed choices. Fortunately, Sticky Rice Love is gaining attention. Since our launch, we have received strong support - around 4,500 Facebook fans and around 20 reports in the media.
Our online platform has two main components: an online journal and an online forum for young people to ask questions anonymously. After we receive questions, our team of trained volunteers and sex therapists reply with practical answers. The topics we cover are sex and gender, how to accept oneself, communication and romance in relationships. In addition, we provide educational activities for schools, parents and the public. This online platform also allows businesses to advertise their products to the youth market and fees are charged for providing workshops.
Sticky Rice Love – we’re all about sex!
SO Mei Ki (HKBU)
SUN Wai Han (HKU)
HO Cheuk Fai (CUHK)
LIU Yuk Pui (CUHK)
Ms. Lucy ARTHUR (HKU)