Ma, a swingers in China associate professor at an unnamed university in Nanjing, set up the "Wife Swappers" chat room and organised many of the group sex parties at his home, participating himself on occasion, earlier reports said.
But partner swapping later became the focus of the online forum, swingers in China grew to include more than members. The case drew a chorus of opposition over China's laws on criminal siwngers, with scholars and advocates of sexual rights and greater sexual freedom calling for reform, the newspaper said.
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Yao Yong'an, one of Ma's lawyers, said the academic would appeal. What they did was in their private space.
We swingers in China not working for one person or even We are trying to rescue over swingers in China, people from getting hurt. If this case is wrongly judged, similar cases will Chins judged this way. In an era when sex shops and brothels proliferate, and when extramarital affairs are increasingly common, many saw the charges as outdated.
A sociologist and sexual rights campaigner, Li Yinhe, Chnia that two decades ago displays of public affection and even dancing with members of the swingers in China sex could be severely punished. But the real improvement should be the abolition of this crime," she said. But others argued that such behaviour was lowering social standards and could lead to other immoral acts.
Ma told China Daily group swingers in China was common and the orgies distracted him from the pressures he felt after his second marriage failed. He said the sex was consensual and claimed the orgies had improved some marriages.
One couple reportedly wed after meeting at the events.