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i totally support Li Yinhe's view, because wife swapping doesn't harm anyone else and the society. as long as bot parts agree, they can do whatever they want. and the crime they're accused of is ridiculous. their behavior may harm the moral ethic, but moral ethic violation doesn't equal to crime conviction. that's two different definitions. chinese people are more serious of marriage and sex so that this kind of activity is rare in china. i even watched a foreign tv program reported wife swapping activity in that country and nobody tried to say it's illegal. the law in china should be abolished to protect human rights. |
The university professor who will go on trial today for organizing group sex parties through a "wife swappers" chatroom told media Tuesday that he is being treated unfairly.
"I didn't do anything wrong. And there was no forcing and organizing. Why the whole country is picking on me?" Ma Yaohai, 53, told phenixtv.com Tuesday, adding that even his two sons are behind him.
A group of 22 alleged swingers, including Ma, were arrested for taking part in group sex parties and charged with lewdness. Their trial will take place in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province.
The 14 men and eight women, aged between 27 and 53, met through an online chatroom. They face up to five years in prison, according to the Procuratorial Daily.
Ma, an associate professor at an unnamed university, was put under surveillance in August after he was found organizing spouse-swapping parties at his home.
"There are many wife-swapping clubs in Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou and Nanjing," the Southern Metropolis Weekly quoted Ma as saying.
Ma was indicted on March 10 for "group licentiousness," a crime he said he has never known to exist.
If convicted, Ma would be the first person sentenced for "the crime of group licentiousness" in the past 20 years, Xiaoxiang Morning Herald said.
He said many news reports have labeled him a "sex maniac," which gives out the wrong impression that he was having sex day and night.
"I am not doing this kind of activity day and night," he said.
When asked if he tried to challenge monogamy, he said it was just a game.
"Partner swapping is just a game, which has nothing to do with monogamy. Two of our members got married to each other after joining the parties. Some divorced, but not because of wife swapping," he said.
He added that his two sons, aged 26 and 13 respectively, are not bothered by the charges and the allegations.
Ma initiated the chatroom after two devastating divorces. The wife-swapping club has attracted over 190 followers. Police said he has organized 35 parties from 2007 to 2009, 14 of them at his own apartment.
Ma has some experts on his side.
Li Yinhe, a scholar at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences who is well known for speaking out about sexual freedom, wrote on her blog that the lewdness crime should be abolished. "The number of people involved in this is not big, the activity is based on mutual agreement, it does not harm other people and it does not harm society," she said.
However, Yuan Jiuhong, a professor at Nanjing Southeast University, told the Procuratorial Daily earlier that wife swapping should be banned because it violates moral ethics, which will affect social order and harm interpersonal relationships.