Chinese women are increasingly gaining sexual liberty and more rights over their own bodies.
But even for China’s young generation, sexual capital, power relations among sexual partners and the difficulty of choosing spouses continue to influence dating culture and intimate relationships – whether they enjoy being able to date for sex or not.
Dating and romantic relationships are a normal, yet essential, part of life during the adolescent and early adult years.
While researchers have long examined the dating and mate selection patterns among young adults, the vast majority have utilized Western samples.
In order to further our understanding of the changing nature of dating behaviors and attitudes, this study examines a sample of young Chinese adults and focuses upon the gender differences therein.
It demonstrates greater acceptance that women have the right to have sex before marriage and this behaviour does not automatically lead to them being shamed anymore. casual sexual encounters, are increasingly common and accepted among men and women.
The fact that more and more Chinese women are delaying marriage is another factor that motivates women to seek sex before marriage.
Kris Wu, a Chinese-Canadian pop star, was recently exposed by female fans who accused him of infidelity.
Many of the Millennial students that I taught at Shantou University in 2014 clearly remembered discussions during that holiday gathering.
For some of them it was the first “sex education” they received.
The context and content of sex education Chinese born in the 1990s is very different from their parents, and a more positive attitude towards sex is common.
Younger Chinese are more sexually active and feel more comfortable talking about sex.