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Sexually active teenagers, in America, are a significant problem that we should be concerned about. A question that teenagers everywhere think about is when to have sex. Many different religions instruct us to wait until one is in a loving marriage to have sex. Not only are religious leaders preaching abstinence, but now public schools are also teaching students on the advantages of abstinence. Premarital sex is a growing, and important issue. Premarital sex is usually the cause of sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, and deep emotions of regret.Sexually transmitted diseases are very likely in a society of premarital sex, where teens have many sex partners. A direct result of this
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Premarital sex is something that has been around as long as humans have been around. According to a USA Today article, a study finds that about ninety five percent of Americans have had premarital sex. With the Catholic population in American being about twenty five percent, it is safe to assume that most Catholics are not following the teachings of the Church to a tee. It is easy to say that it is the current generations that are acting more promiscuous because they are getting married later in life but the study was conducted including people that were born as far back as the 1940s. With this premarital sex it seems as though even those who believe they are good Catholics are
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The new industrial society has made a big impact on the changes of human’s way of thinking. Compared to thirty years ago, people’s lifestyle nowadays is more direct to self- satisfaction. In the 70’s, a lot of people were reluctant to fulfill their own desires because they were afraid of the judgments which came from the close- minded generations. Time flies and things have changed. In the 21st century, we have become to emphasize on the “self” and lift off the weight of society’s judgments. As people start to move toward their complacency, they are more open to what is used to be considered as taboo such as premarital sex. Sexual activity has always been a basic need to human beings. Not
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The controversy over premarital sex has never been more profound than it is today. The very mention of the word brings forth radically different reactions. At one time, the very subject of sex was taboo, and then the sexual revolution was introduced as a time when people were unrestrained and open to explore their sexuality. Today, many have become so inordinately apprehensive about sexually related diseases that they perceive premarital sex as totally foolhardy. I am of the opinion that the decision to engage in premarital sex should not be condemned by either faction. The ultimate determination is a totally personal decision that must be thoroughly contemplated with
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Premarital Sex Hum..... what do most people think about premaritalsex? If you ask me, I would say go for it. (hehehe) The bad things that I think about premarital sex is that if someone get pregnant before getting marry, most likely they will not be ready to have a child. They will either have to do an abortion and be a bad, crew, mean person or keep it and fuc* up you life.I'm just now 18 years old and i know that I'm not ready for having a kid, I've have friends that is younger than me that has already have a baby girl. The girl and the guy both is my friend, seems to me like Jerry the guy is regretting everyday of his life.Well..... actually Jerry never even knew that he had a baby in
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Our fathers understood that sex was a blessed experience made only for married couples as a way to express their love and desire for each other. However, our youths today think of sex as a fun-thing; they have the belief that it is okay to have sex with who ever one is having a relationship with, and youths engage in several relationships before deciding to settle down. Yet, our fathers were right with their opinion about sex; sex should be a blessed ordeal and not a fun thing. Youths should try and preserve themselves for marriage, but in a situation where a person cannot hold himself he should then try and protect himself by using a condom because of the effect that unprotected sex would
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Morality of Premarital Sex by Religiosity and Generation
Premarital sex is an issue that most teenagers and young couples face as they enter new phases of their relationship. The purpose of this study is to determine if there is a correlation between acceptance of sexual relations before marriage and religiosity or generation. This study is a cross-sectional, secondary analysis of the variables PREMARSX, RELPERSN, and COHORT (which was recoded into three generation categories), which were extracted from the 1998 General Social Survey (GSS). Data analysis of the three variables was performed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) 10.0
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Many people expect for their children to wait until marriage before they engage in sexual activities. The reality is, today 75 percent of both American men and woman have had premarital sex by the age of 20 (Potter). As teens go through puberty, their hormones increase and make them more likely to want to engage in sex going to have sex regardless of what their parents tell them to do which is why I believe that age-appropriate comprehensive sexuality education programs are important to have in school. As I also believe that parents should talk to their children about safe sex as well. Previously being a kid myself, I know that many feel that sex is an uncomfortable subject to talk about
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the signals are edited out by culture.” In the African-American community, sexual culture has changed drastically within the recent Generation Y and this change has come about because of altered family structure and religious morale. I chose to research these changes on the campus of Howard University and focus on African-American women and their views on sexuality thus prompting my hypothesis; if one is currently a freshman, African-American female student on Howard University’s campus then they are prone to more lenient views on premarital sex versus previous generations because of changes in religious and family culture.
I chose to study freshmen African-American females at Howard
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Sexually transmitted disease and unexpected pregnancies are an increasing problem in America. Many public school systems have been working to mitigate these problems through the teaching of sexual education in school. However, many schools are still using an outdated and ineffective system known as abstinence-only programs. These abstinence programs are set on an unrealistic goal to stop everyone from having premarital sex. In addition, those who go through abstinence-only programs are put at greater risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases and getting pregnant unintentionally. Abstinence-plus programs, which teach contraceptive uses in addition to abstinence, would greatly reduce
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not about sex. However, having premarital sex can build the bond between couples as it is a kind of expression of love. By having sex, there is connection of love between couples, and it can build the trusts at the same time. It then becomes the foundation to improve their relationship, and they will finally come out with the plan to live and form their own family together with their partners. According to Justin Lehmiller(),for some men, sex may be their primary way of communicating and expressing intimacy.Besides, they can still maintain their relationship before and after marriage. Whenever they are in argument, sex is quite a good way for them to solve their conflicts. They will have
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Perhaps it is not a big surprise to many to discover that youths as young as fourteen have shown involvement in premarital sex in these past few years, considering that it has almost become a norm in the modern society. According to the Asia News Network, every day that goes by shows four teenagers aborting their fetuses', another two giving birth and an additional two learning that they are suffering from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Based on research carried out in the last five years, approximately 1500 teenagers underwent abortions, 840 of them gave birth and more than 600 of them were diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases every year, indicating the large number of
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satisfaction with their marriage must have to be friends, it would not be nice to see two people that have children together and see that they are not cordial to each other. It would not be good for the parents or for the children if none of them have a happy environment. Many people before they get married happen to have a satisfaction with the love and affection that they have together as a couple. They might have become the people that had premarital sex either together or with other people. Then to have found each other and started to become satisfied with the relationship that they had together made them want to get married and have a family together. Though if they were to have had premarital
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Pregnant GirlsNowadays, teenagers' premarital pregnancy is becoming a widely concerned problem throughout the world. According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, there are 4 in 10 girls become pregnant before the age of 20-over 900,000 teen pregnancies in the US annually-and about 40 percent of mothers are under 18 years old. This is a significant number to show that teen pregnancy has become an epidemic, and we need to pay more attention to it. There are three causes leading to teen pregnancy, namely education, peer pressure and family.First, schools don't have enough sex education for students. Teenagers in their adolescence are eager to learn about sex, but teachers
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Contraceptives and the Teenage User
For years now a debate has been ongoing concerning teenagers and contraceptives. Some argue that giving contraceptives or even allowing teenagers to purchase them only encourages premarital sex. This attitude, however, denies the simple fact that premarital sex in adolescents has been common throughout the ages. It occurred before effective contraceptives were available, it occurs now despite the well publicized existence of untreatable and deadly diseases like AIDS, and it will continue regardless of public policies restricting access to contraceptives. I believe that to deny teenagers access to every available means of protecting themselves
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. People engaging in premarital sex are statistically known to suffer consequences in their later married lives. Additionally, along with the prevention of unwanted pregnancy, chastity helps to thwart the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. From a religious standpoint, sex was designed for the purpose of re-creation, not recreation (Houdmann 8-9). When a person engages himself or herself in chastity, his or her overall wellness is of an admirable quality in which he or she fully understands the purpose of a life giving process.
Why should a person resort to chastity when forms of birth control are plentiful? Any person can go to the local drug store and obtain condoms. In today’s society
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appears to be important to her, using the phrase “if I had to, then I suppose I would” in response to Tante Lou's question if Vivian would leave the church for Grant (Gaines 114). However, she also says she hopes she will not have to leave her religion and that Grant and her will “work it out” when they marry (Gaines 114). From this conversation, Vivian is a very devout Christian and nothing else in the novel points to her not being a devout one except that she and Grant, on numerous occasions, have premarital sex (Gaines 108, 141, 210). In 1 Corinthians, Paul blatantly tells the Corinthians that it is immoral for anyone to engage in premarital sex (Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition, 1
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differ the need for bonding and the need for sex. Couples identify caring behaviors they would like from their partners, and identify “turn-ons/turn-offs.” Fourth section couples explore the pleasure of physical bounding and touch. It also addresses early sexual decisions, sexual myths, and jealousy are also addressed. Fifth section is use to clarify expectations and goals. After completing the five sessions couples use the skills and insights learned to help negotiate a contract or set of expectations for their relationship.
Williams, L. (2007). Premarital counseling. Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, 6(1/2), 207-217.
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In our society today, many people are very concern about the sexual activities of our young adolescent. Adolescent are having premarital-sex with out using contraceptives, or abstaining from the act, which are putting them at such high risk.In our society, confronting and managing our own sexuality is difficult for many adolescent. Our religious and cultural heritage has had a strong direct influence on our knowledge, beliefs, and attitude on our sexual behavior. Teenagers need to take into account what are some of the consequences of becoming sexually active. Some teens do not realize that being sexual active mean being responsible and that sex is not a game and something to be experiment
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promote stability.Improved educational status promotes unity within a relationship, and recent evidence suggests that women's economic contributions can enhance marital stability.While the rising age at first marriage, and to a lesser degree, improvements in education have played a role in decreasing the divorce rate, there are other factors working to pull the divorce rate in the opposite direction. In particular, initiation of sex before marriage, involuntary sex, premarital parenthood, higher rates of cohabitation as well as racial and religious heterogamy are each associated with increasing rates of marital instability.Research conducted at the BYU Family Studies Center also found that
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the couple will not understand their spouse’s feelings. “Spouses talk at each other all the time, but no one hears or understands a thing.” (L.T.). To have a successful marriage listening and understanding is essiental. “You can increast your odds of having a lasting marriage if you learn how to communicate.” (L.T.) Statistics prove that communication is extremely improtant to create a long marriage and lower divorce rates in America. In a desperate act to lower the soaring divorce rates in the United States, congress has considered premarital counseling as a solution. “Believing that knowledge of a future spouse’s thoughts and beliefs concerning finances, children, employment, sex and
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In Malaysia, sexual activities among unmarried teenagers are on the rise. Being an officially Islamic country that practices Eastern values, this is definitely a major concern. Just before dawn on New Year’s Eve 2010, Spak, K. (2014) reported that the Malaysian morality police have apprehended 52 unmarried Muslim couples, of which most are still students. Worse, premarital pregnancy among teenagers also shows a staggering number. As of 2013 from the span of January until March, Shah, A. (2014) stated that Malaysia has recorded a number of 1,048 premarital teen pregnancies. In simpler calculations, this means there was an average of 12 teen pregnancies a day.
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There are about 300 million young people aged 10-24 in India, that is, one amongst every 4 Indians (1). Mumbai is one of the most westernized cities in India, but talking or discussing about sexual practices is still considered a taboo in majority households. Between these two contrasting scenarios is the youth of Mumbai, whose attitudes toward sex have been changing dramatically with premarital sex and high-risk sexual behaviors becoming commoner than ever (2). This was revealed by a survey carried out by a non-governmental organization in Mumbai (2005), according to which premarital sex among 18 to 20 year-old girls and boys was as high as 65.6 and 63.3 per cent
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to deal with the consequences of her actions. Deciding to carry the pregnancy to term, she was allowed by her parents to move back into their house while they helped to support her financially. In addition, they took care of her beautiful baby girl, Jordan, while Jenny finished school and became a registered nurse. This young woman's decision to engage in premarital sex affected not only her life but the life of her family as well. The pregnancy resulting from her act caused her boyfriend to break up with her, and it also cost her parents, who were kind enough to help her through that difficult time, thousands of dollars. Jenny is now a single woman of twenty-five who would like to marry
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, beautiful and innocent. Their deaths were portrayed as resulting from a loss of innocent, generally through premarital sexual contact. The descriptions of the dead bodies were graphic and occasionally erotic in nature. (Cohen, 277-306) These descriptions came at a time when the literacy rate was rising rapidly and the relatively free attitude towards premarital sex was changing to a more restrictive one. Thus popular media portrayed these new sexual attitudes and reinforced them in a larger segment of the population than it had previously. The message appeared to be that women who were sexually active before marriage were doomed to horrible fates. At the same time the erotic descriptions of
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Tuesday, January 7,1997 CONDOM DISTRIBUTION IN SCHOOLS CONDONESPROMISCUITY AND INCREASES TEEN PREGNANCIESA majority of high schools in the United States do not distribute condoms to students.Those few schools that do provide condoms state their reason that in doing so, they will safelydecrease the number of teen pregnancies and cases of sexually transmitted diseases. But ifstudents are exposed to condom distribution, they will get the idea that premarital sex is okay,and will do it without consideration. Statistics showing the condom failure rate turn the belief ofreducing teen pregnancies around. Distributing condoms in schools condones promiscuity andincreases teen
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supposedly caused by "heightened egocentrism and/or sensation seeking" during the teenage years. (Mullan, Duncan 2002)Adolescent attitudes and rebellion will be examined in the three perspectives as follows: sex, violence, drugs and the causes and consequences of each.Adolescent Attitudes Toward Premarital Sexual IntercourseOften times, there is a double standard set for females. It is usually acceptable for a male to enjoy large numbers of sexual partners without being criticized, but a female on the other hand must remain chaste and/or secretive concerning her sexual escapades. (Martin 2001) This standard set by "old time" religious and cultural values creates a sense of tension and unwanted
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The importance of virginity varies from culture to culture. In Islamic cultures, a young woman is strictly forbidden from losing her virginity before marriage. A non-virgin is thought to bring shame onto herself, and her family. In fact, the family of a young female who engages in premarital sex can be severely punished or even killed. (Kalyani) In oriental societies, sex is barred before marriage; this asserts sexual control over the females. Not only is strongly encouraging women to abstain from sex before marriage used as a sexual control, virginity is also considered a business asset. Virgin brides are worth more in the marriage market (Schlegel), as apposed to someone with
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with lots of admirers. Psyche is the typical woman who uses kiss, tears, and endearment to manipulate things, and she is attracted to wealth and power (Parker and Murgatroyd 400-404).
Although there has been numerous perspective and analysis about the story, this writer views that The Tale of Cupid and Psyche is a depiction of realities that existed until the modern age. There are four aspects in the story that continue to happen nowadays and they’re the premarital sex, the discrimination of parent or mothers to a potential daughter-in-law that belongs to a lower economic or social status, the value for family, and the belief on the divine intervention.
The premarital sex is
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than of principle. Both parties want to stop unsafe premarital sex. Abstinence only advocates will accept nothing short of not having sex at all. Proponents of the education model are willing to accept that they cannot stop adolescents from engaging in premarital sex so their focus is directed toward increasing knowledge and the proper practice of safe sex.Works Cited DeGaston, Jacqueline F. "Teacher Philosophy and Program Implementation and the Impact On Sex Education Outcomes." Journal of Research and Development in Education 27 (1994): 265-270.Ku, L. C. & Sonstein, F. L. "The Association of AIDS Education With Sexual Education Sexual Behavior and Condom
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encompassed many of the complexity of our society in language and in culture. It has also proven that the social taboo does not always dictate people's actions.
The social taboo against premarital sexual intercourse does not stop many young women from engaging in sexual activities. Although America is not defined as sexually free, much of the social taboo is against teen pregnancies. Teen pregnancies are viewed as a social problem. However, many teens engage in sexual activities, either through foreplay, such as oral sex, or through sex. Although abstinence is highly regarded, safe sex is supported. Like the Samoans, virginity is valued but this does not mean all teens
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them why they should say no. The rates of teens being sexually active, contracting STDs, and pregnancies have been going through the roof.
If teens were educated more about the dangers of having premarital sex, telling them statistics about pregnancies and STDs, pictures even, they would be more inclined to make the practical decision to say no. Teens that have not been educated properly about sex and the risks are contracting dangerous STDs that they are not even aware they might have and possibly spreading them to others (Masland). Molly Masland says that “sixty-six percent of American High School students have had sex by their senior year.” The Centers for Disease Control and the Kaiser
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Abstinence: To chose or not to choose? Many teenagers just don't understand the responsibilities that go along with being sexually active, they don't even think about them. But maybe they should sit back and think before taking part. People should not be having sex just to have it, but because they are in love. The only time premarital sex may be okay is in the boundaries of a loving, trusting relationship. Other wise you will most likely regret it when you get older. There is so much feeling that goes into being sexually active most teenagers wouldn't even be able to handle the emotional stress that gets added to the relationship after engaging in intercourse. The person's
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The life of man before and after the Industrial Revolution was quite different such as, their view on children and the care they received, their views on premarital sex and their marriage patterns, and their how and where they worked. This could be seen with their differences in emotional attachments to their children, their views on having sex before marriage, and their work ethic.
Throughout the Pre-Industrial Revolution, their attitude towards children was of poor quality. If you didn’t want or couldn’t afford a child, although risky and illegal, women would in many situations have an abortion or perform infanticide to kill their children. If you did have your child, the parents of
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husband, who was infected through the blood supply, even though both abstained from sex until marriage and remained faithful thereafter. Second, the teaching of forgiveness that is central to Catholicism allows previously sexually active individuals to remain members of the Catholic Church. A Catholic who was sexually active but currently practices abstinence can be fully re-incorporated into the Catholic Church by going to confession. Therefore, there are members of the Catholic Church in good standing who have STDs, including HIV. By teaching its youth (including myself) that abstinence is the only form of "safe" sex and ignoring the presence of HIV and premarital sex among its members, the
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Premarital Cohabitation is a rapidly growing phenomenon in our society today. Cohabitation is defined as two people living in the same household who are unrelated, and of the opposite sex (Kunz, 2012). There are many studies that state disadvantages to cohabitating, before marriage, but at the same time there are many studies stating little to no difference in cohabitating couples and couples who did not cohabitate before marriage.
There are quite of few different types of cohabitation before marriage that Kunz (2012) lists her book. A very common type is the “trail marriage,” the opportunity for couples to test out their compatibility in a long-term mindset. This is more typical of
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The topic of distributing condoms in high schools had caused a great deal of
debate over the last decade. Those that favor condom distribution say that distributing
them will ensure teenagers practice safe sex, and the rate of teenage pregnancy will
decline dramatically. Those that are against distributing condoms, say that giving them
out will encourage early sexual activity and promote the idea that premarital sex is okay.
What about letting parents help kids make decisions about their futures? After all that is
how parents have been doing things for ages and ages right? There are parents who have
actually gone to the Federal Court System, and stated that
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On the surface, John Donne’s poem “The Flea” dramatizes the conflict between two people on the issue of premarital sex, however, under the surface, the poem uses religious imagery to seduce the woman into having sex. The speaker in this poem is a man, who is strategically trying to convince a woman to have premarital sex with him through the conceit based on a flea, however, the coy lady has thus far yielded to his lustful desires. The speaker’s argument has the form of logic, which contradicts to its outrageous content.
In the first stanza, the speaker wants his beloved lady to observe a flea and not think of anything else as he delivers his argument. A flea bites the
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openness about sexuality and frequency of "Sex and the City" viewing for a college female relate to her beliefs about premarital sex?
For this analysis, we found that a survey would offer us the most advantageous data. Naturalistic inquiry would not be beneficial because, for example, an in-depth interview has costs, such as finances, time spent, and interviewer influence. An experiment could not be performed for ethical reasons, considering the topic of sex, which we were going to be studying. Since the major purpose of survey research is to study attitudes or behaviors of people, it fits perfectly. With surveys, we could best find predictions/relationships between our
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dangers and grotesqueries in the world around us. Birth control education is a hot button issue, one that is still up in the air. It makes sense to have as much information available to teenagers but certain adults would disagree. Others think taking the risk is alright, but many teens are well informed on sexual intercourse despite certain people who would rather leave this out of schools and out of the ears and mouths of babes.Religious Conviction - "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery..." - One of the Ten Commandments, as taken from the Holy Bible.Religion is the biggest advocate of abstinence. Several if not all faiths believe that premarital sex is a sin and shouldn't even be discussed let alone
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curricula as meager substitutes for sexual education. Despite the prominence of abstinence-only education in America, CBS News reports that 90% of Americans have premarital sex. The student scratches his head, left to grope around in the dark with his unanswered questions. His teacher has told him not to have sex before he marries, but chances lend themselves to the probability that he will have sex before he marries. He will not know what to do when the time comes, and when the time does come, he still may not know what to do, or how to communicate with his partner about his feelings. According to the Guttmacher Institute, the student is likely to turn to his parents, his peers, or the media for
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seems a shocking claim, not because people rarely engage in sexual intercourse before marriage, for we know the opposite is true; but because premarital sex seems somehow wrong to many people, even to those who practice it.
Within certain religions, sex only within marriage is often taken as an absolute, but even Lauren Winner, in her Christian-oriented book Real Sex, implies that this does not apply to those who are not followers of the religion: “within a Christian moral vocabulary, it is impossible to defend sex outside of marriage.” This suggests that outside of the Christian vocabulary, it is possible to defend that position. Therefore, let us investigate several logical reasons that
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Throughout the developed world there has been a rapid increase in the number of teenagers and young adults with sexually transmitted diseases, infections, and unwanted pregnancies. This, of course, stirs up the question how to go about halting what researchers refer to as and alarming increase? The way this question is answered depends on the situation and stance of the country religiously, economically, and legally in which this question is presented, leading to a large number of possible solutions with varying degrees of success. Despite many people's belief that a more open attitude towards premarital sex and sex education encourages promiscuity and causes an increase in sex-related
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access to birth control and other contraceptives for teens would make them think their behavior is acceptable. The author states, “Providing free condoms and other birth control methods sends the message that premarital sexual activity is acceptable” (“ProQuest”). The opposition believes birth control would promote promiscuity and make it seem acceptable. Although some believe that birth control encourages promiscuity, the fact that teens are sexually active has not changed; therefore, access to birth control can only encourage safe sex. Kim Grundy, author of “The Teens and Birth Control Debate,” argues that teaching abstinence wastes time. Wendie Howland, editor of Journal of Nurse Life Care
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fashion. Instead, the legacy has more to do with rebellion and challenging societal norms - the acceptance of, dope, premarital sex, and rock and roll.
Most hippies approved of drugs that expanded consciousness, drugs like marijuana, hashish, and LSD. These substances were called dope in order to draw the line between the drugs perceived to be bad and the drugs perceived to be good. According to the hippies “dope was good; drugs, on the other hand, included both good and bad substances” (Miller 25). The only problem they saw with dope was the “spotty quality and the high prices”. However, unlike popular misconception, the hippies did not misuse dope and used it, surprisingly very sanely
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before he legally married her (Spiro). This was prominent problem at the time and Goethe a man who preached morals and balance engaged in premarital sex and added to the rising illegitimacy rates between 1750 and 1850. When approaching this issue and pondering what Goethe’s stance would be on premarital sex at the time it must be concluded that because of his own personal experience he could never be completely against premarital sex even though it would go against the balance of nature.
Even with his fault and inconsistencies it is impossible to see Goethe as anything but great. Goethe’s general influence on European culture is immeasurable Thomas Carlyle, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Twain
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a thirteen year old became a father after getting his 15 year old girlfriend Chantelle Steadman pregnant. Maisie was conceived after the young couple had a night of unprotected sex back when Alfie was 12 years old. When the Alfie’s father spoke to him the young 13 year old broke into tears, telling his father that it was the first time he’d had sex and that he didn’t know what he was doing and of the complications that could come. (Hagan L. 2009, February 13) Young Alfie was uneducated in the risks of sexual activity; though education is the responsibility of the parents the media also plays a factor in premarital sex. Many media outlets undermine the risks of sexual activity, in many
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Thematic Essay on Identity
There are many aspects of identity in the poem “Sex without Love,” by Sharon Olds. I can relate my own thoughts to how the author views the subject that she talks about in this poem. There has been a situation in my own life where I was thinking to myself, just as the author was, “How do they do it, the ones who make love without love?” (Olds 740). Having been raised as a well-rounded and disciplined person, as well as religious, I know the discouragement of having premarital sex. It’s not just the immorality that these characters are experiencing that the author is talking about, but they probably have personal issues that have to
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is not unknown that a woman is judged differently than a man. A man can have several sex partners and a woman the same number, but the woman is looked upon in a negative light. In the late 1950’society frowned upon women having premarital sex, but not men (Backstrom, Women’s Cunnilingus.) Today, the same thing is occurring but with sex outside of the relationship. It is not uncommon that people participate in premarital sex in current times like it was in the past. Now it’s having sex outside an exclusive relationship that people have a negative outlook on.
This is exactly what hooking up is: sexual activity, which can span from a kiss to intercourse, outside of a committed relationship
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elementary and middle schools are effective in reducing the rate of teen sexual activity” (11). “Another study by Peter Bearman of Columbia University shows that ‘88 percent of middle and high schoolers who pledge to stay virgins until marriage end up having premarital sex anyway”’ (Kelly). Teaching abstinence but not contraception makes it easier for a student to have unsafe sex, opening doors for sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancy. In abstinence only programs, teachers inform students to say no and everything else they need to know about safe sex, will be learn later on in life, on their own. Abstinence-only programs are also containing a bias viewpoint of sexuality. In order to