Hook-up activities may include a wide range of sexual behaviors, such as kissing, oral sex, and penetrative intercourse. However, these encounters often transpire without any promise of, or desire for, a more traditional romantic relationship. A review of the literature suggests that these encounters are becoming increasingly normative among adolescents and young adults in North America, representing a marked shift in openness and acceptance of uncommitted sex. We reviewed the current literature on sexual hookups and considered the multiple forces influencing hookup culture, using examples from popular culture to place hooking up in context. We argue that contemporary hookup culture is best understood as the convergence of evolutionary and social forces during the developmental period of emerging adulthood. Popular media representations of sexuality demonstrate the pervasiveness of a sexual hookup culture among emerging adults.
Sexual Desire and the Single Girl
Dealing With The Effects Of Premarital Sex - Resources/Articles ‹ Roswell church of Christ
Imagine keeping a lion in a small cat carrier for years. Day after day, night after night, he roars, he eats a lot. His energy is endless, and yet you keep him caged. Sometimes my physical drives were so strong, I despaired—the long, intense fight for purity in a sexually-saturated culture seemed impossible.
The Bible’s Contradictions About Sex
And she does say the sorts of things in this book—about premarital sex and abortion and gay marriage—that make conservatives shudder. But in one respect at least, Knust, a School of Theology assistant professor, is a throwback. Long ago and in a place far away, Christians used to actually fear God. They saw a yawning gap between their limited intelligence and the mind of God. So they were exceedingly careful about presuming what God had to say about almost anything.
A careful look at what happens when young people choose to ignore the moral guidelines that have been given to us by our Creator for our protection and for our ultimate good. This is an important subject — especially today. Young people and older folks, too are bombarded with the world's Satan's standards of morality, or immorality. Teaching on sexual purity before and after marriage is no longer held before young people as a law of God nor even an ideal goal to strive for. So-called sexual freedom is flaunted as the norm among teenagers and adults and often those are ridiculed who expect and encourage young people to remain virgins until marriage.