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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.
More and more people now regard sexual rights as basic human rights, so that everyone has the right and freedom to pursue his or her own sexual bliss.
Even major radio and television stations have started picking up on sex-related topics. Video shops, big or small, sell sexually oriented films produced either by domestic or foreign directors.
More sexual information can also be quickly and easily found on the Internet.
Since the early 1980s sex and sexuality have become prominent themes of public debate in China, after three decades during which discourses on sexuality were subject to stringent ideological controls.
During the Cultural Revolution, individual sexual preferences were supposed to give way to lofty revolutionary ideals.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.These include, but are not limited to the following cultural shifts: a separation of sex and marriage, such as pre- and extramarital sex; a separation of sex from love and child-bearing such as Internet sex and one-night stands; an increase in observable sexual diversity such as homo- and bisexual behavior and fetishism; an increase in socially acceptable displays and behaviors of female sexual desire; a boom in the sex industry; and a more open discussion of sex topics, including sex studies at colleges, media reports, formal publications, on-line information, extensive public health education, and public displays of affection.