The Effects Of Premarital Sex On Young Adults Of High School And College Age

1524 Words Nov 8th, 2015 7 Pages
Sex can be defined in several different ways, whether it involves intercouse or just touching for the sake of pleasure. According to the way in which the Catechism of the Catholic church defines the offenses against chastity, premarital sex, or fornication, can be defined as sexual relations between unmarried individuals solely for the sake of seeking pleasure rather than for the sake of seeking to start a family and have children (Catechism of the Catholic Church #2353). This paper will focus mainly on the effects of premarital sex as it pertains to male and female teenagers of high school and college age in the United States from 2000 to 2015. It will cover such topics as hookup culture, rape, and the effects of premarital sex on both a teen 's present and future life.
Premarital sex occurs because of one 's desire to fulfill their need of love, attention, or status. Also today, young adults do not hold any standards with sexual chastity before marriage. Physical connection symbolizes the sharing of life and love between two people. Sex in matrimony is the giving of both life and love which is an indication of the devotion to one another and to their family (Stoutzenberger 228). Sex is defined as when a couple adds sexual intercouse to the way they identify with each other. They partake in this act "with a sense of mutual responsibility and respect" (230). Turning 18 powerfully symbolizes adulthood and independence. It means that once someone turns 18, they change in…

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