Culture and Sexuality

Posted on December 28, 2006

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The Allan Guttmacher Institute, a renowned research company that studies social issues in America, recently released its findings indicating that over 90% of Americans claim to have had premarital sex. The study, which was covered by AP in an article here, has not surpisingly been met with skepticism by some conservatives. Regardless of the margin of error, the study brings two thoughts immediately to mind: 1) It dispels the myth of nostalgic chastity, or the idea that women 60 years ago were less sexually active than women today; 2) Evangelicals have lost ground in the cultural battle on sexuality and prevailing postmodern views on the subject (my body = my property/right/perspective).

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