Changes in the legal code have reflected this while also publicly acknowledging sex as a pursuit of happiness.
Under recent policies, the social economy has seen stable and sustainable growth, especially in big cities.
The new lifestyle in sexuality fields such as the DINK — "double income, no kids"—family, single groups, and cohabitating couples who violate the traditional sex norms are led by middle-class people.
They are also the target groups for most gay bars, dating parties, so-called "dating on Saturday" programs, and sports groups, among others, in Chinese cities.
The committed parties no longer need certification or confirmation from their place of work or the local Resident Committee to get married or divorced.
The pre-marital physical, which among other things once contained an indication of the woman’s virginity, is no longer obligatory.
The reduction in controls on sexual behavior has initiated a freer atmosphere for sexual expression.
One very important factor driving the social change in contemporary China is the great changes in and reorganization of social stratification.Change in the field of sexuality reveals not only a change of sexual attitudes and behaviors but also a series of related social changes via the process of social transformation.From the sociological perspective, there have been several main factors that have created the current turning point in the contemporary Chinese social context.A person had to be sexually well-behaved in order to get a promotion or advance in his or her career.Reforms in the area of sexuality show a lessening amount of government control over individuals' private life.
Sexual information is spreading directly or indirectly through such public media as street-side advertising.