Until Chao Rong was 18 years old, she thought that giving birth was easy. The students Yao talks to through Rodoko are mainly from her hometown of Beijing, but ignorance about sexual matters is widespread throughout the country. Chao remembers a school friend from Jinan in Shandong province who, when she was 17, kissed her boyfriend at the time and was worried that she would get pregnant.
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In some remote southern regions of Malawi, it's traditional for girls to be made to have sex with a paid sex worker known as a "hyena" once they reach puberty. The act is not seen by village elders as rape, but as a form of ritual "cleansing". However, as Ed Butler reports, it has the potential to be the opposite of cleansing - a way of spreading disease. I meet Eric Aniva in the dusty yard of his three-room shack in Nsanje district in southern Malawi. Goats and chickens graze in the dirt outside. Wearing a grimy green shirt, and walking with a pronounced limp he's been lame in one leg since birth, he says , he greets me enthusiastically. He seems to like the idea of media attention. Aniva is by all accounts the pre-eminent "hyena" in this village.
Right before his wedding, an uptight guy is tricked into driving his grandfather, a lecherous former Army Lieutenant Colonel, to Florida for Spring Break. Dick Kelly : Look I'm sorry, I don't know if I can do this. I haven't done it for a long time. Lenore : I want you to tear open my bra like it's a social security check. Lenore : Tell me you've fallen and you can't get up.