Our findings do not support a U-shaped relationship between parental control and premarital intercourse
, as only strict parental control was a predictor of this outcome.
The aim in this study was to bring to light the gender differences in sexual attitudes and sexual behaviors of college students in relation to talking about sexuality, premarital intercourse
, homosexuality, and sexual information sources in Turkey.
Most of the increase in the percentage of women who used a method of contraception for their first premarital intercourse
was due to an increase in using condoms, up from 22% in the 1970s to 67% in 1999-2002.
Among other statistics that amazed the public of the time, Kinsey reported that more than 90 per cent of American males masturbated, 85 per cent had had premarital intercourse
, 70 per cent had used the services of a prostitute at least once in their lives, almost 60 per cent had had oral sex, and 30 to 45 per cent had had extramarital intercourse.
For instance, "The Family Circus" dad was shown saying: "Remember, children, God punished Cathy because she engaged in premarital intercourse
Montagu says that, while he does not regard premarital intercourse
as a desirable thing, the extreme emphasis on chastity in Western culture "has, in effect, produced in most persons brought up on the tradition of the Western world a calculated ignorance of the facts of human growth and development .
In most developed countries, where early premarital intercourse
is widespread, childbearing before marriage is likely to be considered unacceptable and undesirable--for the young woman herself and for society in general.
In most studies of sexual behavior, researchers have not defined such nonspecific terms as premarital intercourse
, sexual intercourse, and coitus, the assumption being that study participants responded to these terms on the basis of vaginal sexual experience.
Traditionally, the majority of American males have accepted premarital intercourse
, and as early as 1973, a study showed 95 percent of males and 85 percent of females approved of it (DeLamater and MacCorquodale 1979).
National surveys of youth in the 1970s (20) and 1980s (8) document continuing increases in the percentage of 15-19-year-old women reporting premarital intercourse