There were respondents, with self-identifying as female. The following article includes data collected in this survey, particularly with regard to beliefs about sex on campus. From a young age, LSA senior Ariana Headrick considered premarital sex a healthy and important component of a relationship.
I'm a Christian and feel that premarital sex is just fine in a loving and caring relationship. Just don't abuse your partner and use sex as a manifestation of love and respect for yourself and partner. Sex should never be a selfish act.
What the Church teaches is that sexual intercourse is a total and forever gift of self that is a lie in any context other than marriage. Our bodies are to be temples of the Holy Spirit. Paul indicates that sin of the body is serious compared to sins outside the body.
A mericans love to tout the value of waiting until marriage to have sex. We teach abstinence-only education in schools across the country, and even comprehensive sex-ed programs often point out that "abstinence is best. There's a booming "purity industry", complete with jewelry, elaborate events, books, t-shirts and DVDs. Our state and federal tax dollars have long been spent promoting "chastity".
It is hard to imagine a pollster asking a question like this today, but inElmo Roper did just that. The pollster asked whether sexual relations for young people before marriage were all right, unfortunate, or wicked. Interviews were done face-to-face then, so women interviewed women and men interviewed men.
The crisis amongst us: premarital sex. First off, I would like to state that I am not perfect and I acknowledge the fact that everyone has faults. It has come to my attention that consensual premarital sex is becoming more acceptable and prominent in America; many consider this act even permissible.
Joseph Chamie is an independent consulting demographer and a former director of the United Nations Population Division. However, a distinct split in attitudes concerning the acceptability of premarital sex was observed between developed and developing countries Figure 1. Among developed countries minorities considered sex between unmarried adults to be morally unacceptable.
The Torah does not outlaw it — as it does many other types of sexual relationships — and the child of such a union is not considered a mamzer illegitimate. Nonetheless, marital sex is considered ideal, and premarital sex is traditionally not approved of. The negative attitude toward premarital sex, to a large degree, reflects the overwhelmingly positive attitude toward sex within marriage.
Opinionnaires were distributed to single, undergraduate students in two Human Development courses offered at a midwestern university to elicit opinions concerning premarital sexual behaviors. Test of null hypotheses were utilized to determine whether or not there were statistically significant differences between the opinions of fraternity members and non-fraternity members; sorority members and non-sorority members; males and females; religious and non-religious subjects; subjects enrolled for the day-time course and subjects enrolled for the night-time class; subjects who were born and raised in a rural area and those born and raised in an urban area; and finally among subjects belonging to the three different socio-economic groups. The results indicate that fraternity membership and non-fraternity membership, sorority membership and non-sorority membership; day-time and night-time enrollment, place of birth and residence and socio-economic status did not predict the subjects' opinions concerning premarital sex.
Fifty years ago during the Summer of Love, the emerging hippie subculture captured the attention of the nation. Young people outraged their elders with unconventional haircuts, clothes, and music; skeptical attitudes about property and traditional religion, and, perhaps most shockingly, belief in free sexual expression outside the bounds of marriage. But the poll questions themselves also reveal an increasing openness about sexuality in the s that preceded and anticipated major changes in public attitudes. More importantly, these questions were only asked of respondents of the same sex as their interviewer.