(New York Post) China’s law enforcers are having an unusually public debate about a delicate topic: Do paid sexual services known as “happy endings” at massage parlors count as crimes if they don’t involve actual sexual intercourse?

While prostitution is illegal in China, its boundaries are being discussed with rare candor by courts, police and state media – even the usually stodgy flagship newspaper of the Communist Party.

“Various places have different standards for whether masturbation services are a crime; judicial interpretation urgently needed,” read a headline of the People’s Daily newspaper, which usually spends its time lecturing party members about discipline or obscure ideological issues.

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