How Casual Sex Is Affecting Our Children By Joe Mcilhaney And Freda Mckissic

942 Words Sep 14th, 2016 4 Pages
Our generation was raised through the new culture, known as ‘hook-up culture’. Sex has lost much of its sacredness and the taboo around pre-marital sex. The article for which I am analyzing is a book review of Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children by Joe McIlhaney and Freda McKissic. The article summarizes the book, rather than reviewing it though. The purpose of the book is to give the scientific reasoning on why engaging in pre-marital sex is harmful to adolescents. It explores the neuroscience behind the act, and how people as a whole is effected by sex. By providing statistics, emotionally moving testimonies, and doctor’s research they gain a lot of credibility, which strengthens their claim that it is healthier to abstain from sex.
This article appeals to ethos by containing many strong sources and the authors themselves have credibility based on their background in their field. Both authors, Joe McIlhaney and Freda McKissic, are obstetrician-gynecologists and have served on the HIV/AIDS Presidential Advisory Council. They both offer much more experience in the field such that, Dr. McIlhaney also was the “founder and chairman of The Medical Institute for Sexual Health” (citation). This builds their credibility because their entire job is to study the way our body is physically and emotionally changed after intimacy. Many other doctor’s notes and studies are also cited through throughout the original book. These doctors are all accredited and…

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