Sex sells in Taiwan
TAOYUAN, Taiwan- A young woman wearing little more than her underwear and lurid makeup sits in a glass booth waiting for customers. What's for sale here?
It's not her body. It's just betelnut, the mildly narcotic seed from the fruit of the betel pepper which trucker drivers and labourers use to help them stay
For years the "betelnut beauties" have been a common sight along busy highways across Taiwan, but now one local government has decided it's time to cover them up.
"People wanted the government to take action because it has affected social order and corrupted social values," said Bill Liao, deputy county mayor of northern Taoyuan -- home to the island's international airport.
"It's the first thing many people see when they get off the planes," Liao said. "This can't be good."
Aside from damaging the island's international image, Liao said the skimpily clad women caused car accidents and spurred juvenile crime. He said they attracted the attention of teenagers who got into fights, even though sex isn't generally on offer.
Rules now require the girls to cover their breasts, bellies and buttocks.
The trouble is, many of the girls have taken precious little notice and outside the county, the rules don't apply anyway.
At an optometrist's office: "If you don't see what you're looking
for, you've come to the right place."
A young Chinese woman watches an underwear show in Kaikou, a city of
southern China on Hainan Island October 27, 2002. Fashion-consciousness
is blooming in China thanks to wide-ranging social changes and deep
economic reforms, many of which are associated with China's entry in
December into the World Trade Organization.
The Intimate Apparel Salon
the Millenium Broadway covered 3 floors of this well known
November 3-5th 2002, with approximately 200 booths of
related merchandise from the U.S. Canada and
Europe. The Intimate Apparel Salon also announced that they
with the Intima America show ( Messe Frankfurt)
which will mean an even larger and more diversified show
starting in 2003. The next show will be March 2-4 2003, so
mark your calendars now.
Below and on page 4. are some of the manufacturers that were
interest. If you see something you like, just
click on the Photo
to go to
web-site or e-mail them.
But Remember to tell them that you saw them here.
Beverly Luchfeld at the Raza New York booth, showing
robes, caftans loungewear & bridal peignoir sets. (718) 784-0781
Sheila Solomon shows some of Priamo's lingerie & sleepwear in
both Cotton & charmuese fabrics. (212) 725-1060
Moni McCleary in the Loungewear Betty booth, shows some
of the fun & flirty lingerie which she says is so sexy that some
the lingerie may come with a warning label.
firstname.lastname@example.org (646) 298-1015
Ali Moe displays some of the Malini/Taj lingerie, which covers
daywear sleepwear and panties. (800) 962-5464 email@example.com
Nina Pucillo works the Magic Body Products booth of
shapewear & bras designed to help control the figure in a
sexy & feminine
Judy Sell displays her XiXi line of
panties, P.J's, active wear
and fun to wear garments. (818) 780-5080
Alice Chen & Joyce Hu display their popular
"Nu Bra", a soft
and natural strapless silicone bra by Bragel International
(909) 598-8808 firstname.lastname@example.org
Heffler & Meryl Kutzin of Q-T Intimates, show their
line of Bras, panties & Body shapers to Robert Haynes of
Fashion Market. (201) 750-8100 email@example.com
Andrea Geoly, Linda Hartman (pres) and Tina Stokes
Linda Hartman Lingerie booth of fine silk & cotton lingerie.
Lee Ann Stevens (Pres) of Calispia stands by to show
of sleepwear, loungewear, spa wear & resort sportswear in
luxurious fabrics. (888) 645-8123 firstname.lastname@example.org
Intimate Salon continued on
the next page.
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