When Americans ask if pre-marital sex is socially acceptable, especially within a democratic society, the answer lies with what the majority believe. A large portion of the society would have very few qualms about an unmarried couple having sex, so long as that large portion of society was comfortable with the idea. There really are no normative ethical standards, no absolute rights or wrongs in our culture. Under these conditions, how could sex be applied to any moral scrutiny? It is whatever the individual thinks it is. The meaning of sex is what you give to it. But social acceptability is the question, isn’t it? In that case the only applicable standard would be something like political correctness. So long as the majority isn't being offended by the act, and so long as the participants care for each other, there probably isn't going to be any objection. So the answer, which will be discussed further in this paper, is yes, pre-marital sex is not only socially acceptable, but also socially demanding. There’s nothing surprising about that, but it sure is sad.
The reasons that individuals give for engaging in pre-marital sexual activities are usually relatively similar. Some people believe that if they are not sexu
None of them think of the consequences. This is a fairly common disease among homosexuals but because it can be passed through blood contact it has also made a dominant appearance in the heterosexual community as well (Milton 34). Unless something is physically wrong, a boy and girl run the risk of beginning a pregnancy every time they have sex (Meier 12). The main characters are placing bets on each other that one of them will have sex with some girl who is against the idea of pre-marital sex. Boys often find that they are being pushed to prove themselves by "scoring" (Meier 9). Teenagers should think of the consequences and read over the statistics before jumping into anything. So having unprotected sex anytime after this age could result in an unwanted pregnancy. Rather than deal with a pregnancy after the fact, more teenagers seem to be trying to prevent pregnancies. Teens will often go to parties and get so "smashed" that they have no control over what they are doing. The price that teenagers pay for being sexually active greatly outweighs any advantages. In fact, one out of every 20 girls becomes pregnant the first time having sex and one out of every 5 becomes pregnant during the first month of sexual activity (Meier 12). These misleading feelings can then lead to the couple having sexual intercourse under false pretenses. Unfortunately there is one disease in particular that, despite numerous years of study, is fatal in 100 percent of cases: AIDS. The emotional problems a teenager will feel after becoming sexually active can be overwhelming.