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premarital sex

2006-12-20 20:12:55.695066+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Anti-news: Most Americans Have Had Premarital Sex:

Finer said the likelihood of Americans having sex before marriage has remained stable since the 1950s, though people now wait longer to get married and thus are sexually active as singles for extensive periods.

I'd guess that the pill and Griswold v. Connecticut[Wiki] changed a lot, but I've heard anecdotes of swinging back in the late 1930s (and, albeit as "reports of reports", "petting parties" in the '20s), so it would have been cool if they could have taken this data back further than they did. (via Rebecca Blood)

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-12-21 11:57:44.006027+00 by: DaveP

Remember, it's only pre-marital sex if you're planning to get married.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-12-21 14:45:27.747473+00 by: Dan Lyke

Good point. With that in mind, it's a wonder that premarital sex isn't dramatically decreasing!