Hong Kong has no shortage of attractions for the international tourist. The city is home to a dynamic nightlife scene, numerous craft breweries, delicious cuisine and countless sightseeing opportunities.
With so much to offer, you can imagine why Hong Kongers are unimpressed with a recently published book on how to effectively tap into the city's sexual resources.
The book, entitled Get Laid in Hong Kong: A Travel and Sex Guide for the Western Asian and White Male, has ruffled the feathers of numerous women’s rights and labor advocacy groups.
The book’s premise, if you couldn’t figure it out by the title, is to act as a step-by-step guide for Western and overseas Asian men visiting Hong Kong for sex.
The 233-page sex guide offers numerous ‘helpful’ tips, such as, “If a woman in Hong Kong finds out you just want to hook up, she won’t go on a date with you.” (If you need a book for that type of advice, you’ve got much bigger romantic problems that need dealing with).
The book’s author, who goes by the handle The Lone Wolf Traveler, is a self-proclaimed sex traveler, tourist, non-conformist, adventure seeker, foodie, culture explorer, sex and dating travel blogger and an Asian pioneer (whatever that means), according to his blog.
The most impressive thing about The Lone Wolf Travelers’ sex guide is that he managed to create 51,000 words about seducing Hong Kong women after spending only a week there. By our calculations he is either the world’s biggest pervert or full of shit. You be the judge.
Aside from belittling the intelligence and sexual standards of Hong Kong women, the author also takes a few cheap shots at domestic workers, portraying them in a wildly desperate light by referring to them as a “pussy buffet.”
Considering the statements mentioned above, it’s not hard to see why women’s groups find this type of literature (if you can call it that) disrespectful and misogynistic. Many have also pointed out that the text insults local Chinese and Hong Kongers by claiming that men abroad tend to have more money, and therefore enjoy an advantage when it comes to seducing women.
The book’s availability on Amazon spurred a change.org petition requesting the website pull the book. At the time of publication, the petition had a mere 187 supporters.
"As women of Hong Kong, we find this offensive and disgusting, and fear that it will promote the idea that Hong Kong women welcome all sexual advances made by men," reads the petition statement. "We also fear that it will bring on a rise in unwanted sexual assault and harassment on women in Hong Kong based on these false presumptions."
According to reports, the e-book was previously number one on amazon.com’s Asia travel section, before being pulled due to backlash. As of today, the book is still available for purchase on Amazon’s Canadian site, amazon.ca.