From the SCMP, May 21, 2010:
A college professor accused of organising a swingers club and holding private orgies on the mainland has been sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison, in a case that touched off a national debate about sexual freedom.
Ma Yaohai, 53, was convicted and sentenced on charges of group licentiousness for participating in group sex parties, said an official from the Qinhuai District Court in Nanjing.
Ma, along with 21 other people, was arrested and charged last year - the first time anyone has been charged under a 1997 law in a case that has snagged huge public interest with its titillating details.
It also generated debate about sexual freedom in a nation trying to reshape its modern morality.
The China News Service reported that the other 21 were given lighter sentences, ranging from probation only up to three years, because they demonstrated "good attitudes" by pleading guilty.
The maximum sentence for the crime was five years in prison.
Ma's lawyer Yao Yong'an said his client, who was the only one to plead innocent, plans to appeal the verdict.
"It's definitely not a fair case. It's not based on the law ... We can understand the reason behind it, but we can't accept it," he said.
Prosecutors accused Ma, a computer science professor at Nanjing University of Technology, of organising a swingers club, where members met online and gathered in private homes or hotels for group sex parties.
But Ma had maintained that he committed no crime, arguing that his activities involved consenting adults meeting in nonpublic places.
His defiance seemed to strike a chord in an era of relative sexual freedom on the mainland, where extramarital affairs and prostitution are commonplace - drawing support from those who believe that the government should stay out of the bedroom.
Mainland people have debated whether the country's laws on sexual behaviour were outdated in a society that had undergone stark changes in its attitudes toward sex.
Sociologist and sex expert Li Yinhe, who had been among the most vocal public defenders of Ma, said that she was disappointed by the court's ruling, adding "Ma Yaohai shouldn't be sentenced at all".
She acknowledged the sentence marked an improvement compared with 20 years ago, when displays of public affection and even dancing with members of the opposite sex were punished. "He could have been sentenced to death then. But the real improvement should be the complete abolishment of this crime."
With rising prosperity and an easing of government controls on personal freedoms, China has moved towards a more progressive view on sex, though attitudes remain more traditional in the countryside than in urban centres.
Ok granted TCG does not regularly have group sex parties, very few parties and sex actually though I can say 3 somes and 4 somes aren't as fun as you might imagine. Also the accountancy mark of evil women can smell from 100 paces acts as a 100% effective contraceptive. But I want to have the right to have sex with say 8 women at the same time. I mean is this too much to ask? This sort of thing with Harry Kim (A Chinese guy playing a Korean).
I mean sometime in the near future a group of women could potentially want to have group sex with me (woo) and yet TCG if in China would have to refuse due to the laws.
Also from Time here