Exam II Essays - Exam II Study Guide- Essays 4. Examine...

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Exam II Study Guide- Essays 4. Examine changing sexual behaviors using “Sex O’clock in America” and “Sexual Mores in the World of Youth”. The 1920’s brought about a huge sexual revolution. Prior to this period of time, sexuality was not something to be brought up in casual discussion nor was it acceptable before marriage. There was a “no sex” taboo among Americans, enforced by the elders, saying that sexuality was strictly for the married, and not to be spoken of. However, the 1920’s encouraged women to get of this taboo and practice their sexuality. It wasn’t that sexual behavior was rare before the 20’s, but that it was now in the open, not in secret. In “Sex O’clock in America, the author states a quote from The Call, “Youth is extravagant to prodigality in itself. It is drunk with its own intoxicating perfume.” Youth were getting caught up in passions and temptations and were not as resistant because of all the sexual hysteria going around. The author claims that the only way to save this sexual hysteria is to have sex education “which is the best natural protection of the innocence of these little ones”. In “Sexual Mores in the World of the Youth”, the author talks about two ideas that
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