Boys concerned if doing the thing right Motives for intercourse o Surge in sex

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Boys concerned if doing the thing right Motives for intercourse o Surge in sex hormones o Love o Desire for pleasure o Conformity to peers o Peer recognition Male-male and female-female sexual behavior o May reflect exploration or a lack of partners rather than sexual orientation
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o Many gay males and lesbians develop sense of being gay during adolescence Teenage Pregnancy Contraceptive use among sexually active teens o If used, used inconsistently o Factors that increase use More frequent intercourse, relationship satisfaction, peer use, age o Factors that decrease use Poor academic performance and low educational ambitions, poor family relationships and communication, myths regarding reproductive capability Combating teenage pregnancy o Parents underestimate their influence o Education Not just abstinence o Free contraceptive services Studies consistently show that making condoms available does not increase sexual behavior Being Single Being single is the most common lifestyle among people in their early 20s o Decline in marriage rates o Pursuing educational and career goals o Cohabitating o Getting married later o Less social stigma for single people today o Many are not single by choice o Many single people are lonely o Most are well adjusted and content Most singles practice serial monogamy o Becoming involved in one exclusive relationship after another Some practice celibacy o Complete sexual abstinence Cohabitation Rates have increased tenfold since 1960 Generally socially accepted today Precedes more than half of marriages o Some research has found that a positive correlation between cohabiting before marriage and divorce More prevalent among less educated and less affluent people
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Children as common as in marriage households Reasons o Alternative to living alone o Not ready for marriage o Offers commitment without legal ties o Economic benefits o Avoid resistance of marriage by adult children Marriage Most common lifestyle in the US o Rates decreasing Long and varied history o Wife considered property o Men arranged marriages for gain o View of women as loving companions rather than chattel has grown over time Why do people marry? o Meets personal and cultural needs o Legitimizes sexual relations o Provides a legal sanction o Offers an institution in which to raise children o Restricts sexual relations o Orderly transmission of wealth to next generation o To satisfy desires for companionship and intimacy o To be happier Types of marriage o Monogamy Marriage to one person o Polygamy Simultaneous marriage to more than one person o Polygyny Man is married to more than one woman at same time o Polyandry Woman is married to more than one man at same time o Arranged marriage Families of bride and groom arrange union o Same-sex marriage Many countries, some states, have extended marriage rights to gay couples
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