I’d say mistressing is an open secret in China that’s hiding in plain sight, except it’s not a secret, nor is it hiding. Anyway, it’s so bad that anti-mistressing content is being added to the curriculum in some Chinese public elementary and high schools: China: Can Education Curb a Mistress Epidemic?
This isn’t an entirely new thing in China. We have an American friend who, along with her Chinese husband, has been teaching Chinese girls how not to become mistresses for years through her Bright Future project, an “HIV/AIDS, Sexual Health and Values Training” initiative at Tianjin University. For more on Bright Future, which aims “to meet the physical, emotional and relational needs of university students in China,” see the links below:
- Sex, drugs, and Tianjin University students
- On Love and being ‘smart enough’ (by Jessica!)
- Moonlighting as Sexperts
- Sex and Politics
- Bright Future