Taiwan's New Project: 'Sex Theme Park'
It will likely feature statues, videos, sex toys
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 25, 2015 9:56 AM CST
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(Newser) – What better way to prepare for Valentine's Day than planning a trip to a sex theme park? That's what the media is calling a project under way in Taiwan as part of a nearly 40-mile coastal "Romantic Boulevard." The Boulevard will feature some less scandalous stuff: heart-shaped arches, a glass church, scenery for wedding photos—but it will also feature the 100,000-square-foot park, the Wall Street Journal reports. It's likely to look something like a similar park in South Korea called Jeju Loveland, a tourism official says—that park has statues of things like giant genitals and people having threesomes.

Called the Romantic Boulevard's "finale," the park will also have "educational" videos and sex toys, WantChinaTimes reports, as well as what that site calls "interactive facilities." There will also be a hotel nearby, "just in case visitors want turn their feelings into actions," the official, Shih Chao-hui, says. He explains the reasoning behind the whole idea: "We want people to fall in love with Taiwan as well as fall in love while in Taiwan," he notes. The central government's tourism department isn't thrilled, but Shih says, "Look, we are in the business of tourism, not education or religion, so the question should be, will the park generate business opportunities? And we believe the answer is yes." (If a sex park doesn't quite get you in the mood, there's always Home Depot.)