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How do you define the word “prostitution”? Is this only a business of selling or buying of sex? Researcher said that it is beyond the physical act between a men and women for money. Abolitionist came up with many ideas to prohibit the prostitution business but they could not make it happen. In ancient era, there were women who were treated like prostitutes called concubines and now they are called sex workers. Prostitution started centuries ago and still it is going on. Although prostitution is illegal in most part of the world, the number of sex workers is increasing gradually. Prostitution should be legal in order to terminate criminalization of prostitutes, provide safety to the sex
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shedding the blood of man is a sin against the Lord and abortion is killing a living being without giving it a chance to live.
Reverend John C. Reiss, from The Catholic Bishops of New Jersey states, "The call to defend the poor and the helpless is the most basic duty of Christians. If the life of a child in his mother's womb is threatened, no one is safe. Our faith calls us to witness this truth by our action - All human life is sacred!" The Lord calls us to defend all that is sacred and defend the helpless, the Holy Bible says rather similarly, “Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of
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Why It's a Sin To Kill a MockingbirdTo Kill A Mockingbird, a novel written by Harper Lee. To Kill A Mockingbird sets in 1960 to show how people lived together, worked together, and dealt with each other. The book is set in the 1930's in a small rural town in Alabama, to the south of Montgomery. The mocking bird is a very important symbol in "To Kill A Mockingbird." It represents people who are outsiders of society but are innocent and good people. In the town everyone knows each other and most are friends. Everyone in town gets along with each other excluding the Ewell and the Radley. Therefore, it is a sin to kill a mockingbird. Tom Robinson and Mr. Author Radley (Boo Radley) are the two
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It is a Sin to Kill Tom Robinson"Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. That's why it is a sin to kill a mockingbird." (90) This quote is stated by Miss Maudie, underscoring the point of view of Atticus, who is a lawyer given an uphill job of substantiating a black man's innocence who is accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewells. To Kill a Mockingbird is an inspirational and thought provoking story that is the first and the only novel written by Harper Lee. The basic time setting of the novel is in the 1930s during the Great Depression, in the
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In a world that often seems to revolve around patriarchy, we are all taught about gender roles and pressured to adhere to them, whether they are enforced or not. For example, the female gender role involves women having children, cooking and cleaning, and being overall submissive. The male gender role focuses on men being the “bread-winners” and “protectors” of their household, by working, being tough, and having a dominant nature. In both Purple Hibiscus and Sin is a Puppy that Follows You Home (commonly referred to as Sin is a Puppy), two West-African based novels written by female, feminist authors, the characters seemed to fit into their stereotypical gender roles perfectly, especially
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Between the 1960s and the 1980s, the priorities of Americans shifted from a patriotic concern for the country’s welfare to a concern for self-advancement. “A 1980 study by UCLA and American Council on Education indicated that college freshmen were more interested in status, power, and money than at any time during the past 15 years. Business Management was the most popular major” (Whitley). Similarly in the graphic novel, Sin City, wealth, power and status play an important in the dynamic of the environment. The main character, Marv, is a strong, athletic and lonely man has a personal vendetta against the most powerful man of Sin City, Cardinal Roark. The author, Frank Miller shines light
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Sex education is about informing students about sex so that they can make educated decisions when the time comes to have sex. Sex education helps students protect themselves from unintended pregnancies, STDs, and HIV/AIDS. Students should leave a sex education course with the right tools so they make informed decisions about their sexual health and well-being. The goal of sex education is to provide a student with as much information as possible so that they can use the skills they learned in class for the rest of their lives.
However, for some time now, sex education has been a hot button issue in the United States. The debate is over which form of sex education is best for
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Looming shadows fall starkly across rain-slick streets. A door chain jiggles because a very bad man wants to come in and hurt someone. Hookers pull guns from their garter belts. Tough, tough talk comes from bruised lips that dangle cigarettes and spit blood.The villians are unspeakably evil. The heroes are compromised and overmatched. The city is filled with corruption but the country is even worse.In "Sin City," two of today's greatest stylists join forces in an audacious synthesis of graphic novel and movie. It has the logic of a nightmare. It is movie-making pared down to the essentials Pauline Kael once saw on an Italian movie poster: "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang."It is intentionally shocking
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A mockingbird is a harmless bird that makes the world more pleasant. In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the mockingbird symbolizes Boo Radley and Tom Robinson, who were both peaceful people who never did any harm. To kill or harm them would be a sin. Scout's father, Atticus, tells Scout and Jem, "I'd rather you shoot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you'll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."(p.69)The mockingbird symbolizes these two characters because it does not have its own song. Whereas, the blue jay is loud and obnoxious, the mockingbird only sings other birds' songs. Therefore, the mockingbird
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Usually when you turn on the television, pick up a daily newspaper or weekly magazine; there is some controversary over same-sex marriage. The political storm over marriage is now intensifying as gay couples flock to their local town hall or courthouse. It's hard to believe that the San Francisco's mayor took the matter in his own hands and started issuing marriage license and then marrying the gay and lesbians on the steps of the courthouse, even though it is illegal to do so in most states. (Kanaley). Men and women traveled miles to get a chance to become married life long partners in what maybe the first steps of trying to get the United States Constitution Amendment changed allowing the
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The controversy over same sex marriages has been highly debated over the last ten years. While arguments against it stem from the concern for the "safe-haven" of the family, the moral implications of homosexuality, and the government's interest in encouraging procreation, there have been steps taken to make these unions legal. The United States is slowly being forced to admit that the restriction on homosexual marriages is a biased and outdated practice.Among the many arguments against gay marriages is the belief that they somehow adversely affect the sanctity and safe-haven of the family. However, it has been proven many times that gender does not constitute parental ability. Also
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The construction of gender is based on the division of humanity to man and woman. This is impossible ontologically speaking; because the humans are not divided, thus gender is merely an imaginary realm. It only exist in the language exercises, and the way that cultural products are conceived in them. This essay is a preliminary attempt to offer an analysis of ‘One Is Not Born a Woman’ by Wittig and ‘The Second Sex’ by Simone De Beauvoir holds on the language usage contribution to the creation of genders and the imagined femininity.
Through the society imaginations of genders, the society character can be depicted and captured in this imagery. This virtual representation, the study of an
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"triggering-signals" associated with this complex. The first strategy is sensory exploitation of the opposite sex. This means that advertisement would pair products for one sex with the stimulus of the other sex, thus exploiting the possible excitation the stimulus would evoke which then would be paired with the product. The second strategy could be called comparison with a normative self. In this case, the product for one sex is paired with same sex-stimuli that would be a perfect stimulus for the other sex, and the product is what makes the difference between the consumer and the perfect stimulus. These standards in advertisements are optimized by consumer behavior, because there will be
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in which more young people were engaging in premarital sex at an earlier age and were not more inclined to marry simply because it was recommended by family members. As the times changed and progressed, their views followed, and likelihood to engage in sexual relations before marriage has almost doubled within the past forty years. (Gerstein, 2000, p99-101)
The [Catholic] church defines premarital sex as a mortal sin. According to the church, God's view of sex is simple: sex is wonderful within marriage, and outside the marriage, it's an offense to the inventor (God). The ideal of sex within a marriage is, as the Bible sees it, total nakedness, total unity, total love, total
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useful experiences for an individual growth.
There are a lot of religions prohibit sexual intercourse before marriage. Catholic churches say that according to the Bible, premarital sex is named as fornication which literally means the action of sexual activity between the unmarried couples. Catholic believes that sex is a powerful gift which is given by God for human’s procreation and any action that takes sex as an entertainment without a serious commitment would be considered as a sin. Also, premarital sex is a major cause of unwed pregnancies. Many women have become single moms since they practice copulation without a caution for unintended pregnancy. Moreover, the risk of getting STI
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indecent. They will also be free from guilt and are able to experience pleasure and satisfaction in marriage later in life.Most religions do not approve of premarital sex; in fact, it is considered a mortal sin in almost all of them. Judaism, for instance, only permits sex once a man and a woman are legally married besides strictly banning any physical contact with the opposite sex before marriage. It is also prohibited by most Christian denominations, including Catholicism and Protestantism who claim that "the use of the sexual faculty, for whatever reason, outside of marriage is essentially contrary to its purpose" ("Religious"). Likewise, premarital sex is forbidden in Islam based on the
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appears to be important to her, using the phrase “if I had to, then I suppose I would” in response to Tante Lou's question if Vivian would leave the church for Grant (Gaines 114). However, she also says she hopes she will not have to leave her religion and that Grant and her will “work it out” when they marry (Gaines 114). From this conversation, Vivian is a very devout Christian and nothing else in the novel points to her not being a devout one except that she and Grant, on numerous occasions, have premarital sex (Gaines 108, 141, 210). In 1 Corinthians, Paul blatantly tells the Corinthians that it is immoral for anyone to engage in premarital sex (Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition, 1
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Sexually active teenagers, in America, are a significant problem that we should be concerned about. A question that teenagers everywhere think about is when to have sex. Many different religions instruct us to wait until one is in a loving marriage to have sex. Not only are religious leaders preaching abstinence, but now public schools are also teaching students on the advantages of abstinence. Premarital sex is a growing, and important issue. Premarital sex is usually the cause of sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, and deep emotions of regret.Sexually transmitted diseases are very likely in a society of premarital sex, where teens have many sex partners. A direct result of this
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of view having premarital is not sin. But I do believe that there are some people who abuse it. They do not always know when they ready and sometime they use sex to help escape their problems. I wish people could wait until they marry but in this world today it not always possible. Indeed, a great deal more is known about teenagers attitude towards sex and how early and how often adolescent engage in sex than is known about the meaning of sex to young people in their point of view. People do not realize the peer pressure and the affect society portray to us today. Teenager having sex has so many reasons for doing so, even though other do not went to see it. Some boys have premarital-sex
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Pregnant GirlsNowadays, teenagers' premarital pregnancy is becoming a widely concerned problem throughout the world. According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, there are 4 in 10 girls become pregnant before the age of 20-over 900,000 teen pregnancies in the US annually-and about 40 percent of mothers are under 18 years old. This is a significant number to show that teen pregnancy has become an epidemic, and we need to pay more attention to it. There are three causes leading to teen pregnancy, namely education, peer pressure and family.First, schools don't have enough sex education for students. Teenagers in their adolescence are eager to learn about sex, but teachers
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against unwanted pregnancy and disease can only result in more tragic abortions, increased infection of sexually transmitted diseases, and continued unnecessary fear and apprehension of sex.
Gordon Hugenberger, senior minister of the Park Street Pulpit acknowledges that premarital sex in ancient times was rare indeed. Was this due to a more pure morality? No. It was because the average age for marriage, especially among women, was the mid-teenage years. Premarital sex among teenagers is nearly unheard of in ancient times because they were typically already married by the time they become sexually active. Similarly, according to an article written in the Hindu Website (http
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. Abstinence is defined as not having sexual intercourse prior to marriage nor engaging in those sexual behaviors that are precursors to or substitutes for sexual intercourse (DeGaston 266). The abstinence programs state that sexual activity in the context of marriage is to be the standard and that children are to be warned about the harmful psychological and physical effects of sex outside of marriage (Olsen 632). These advocates believe that sex outside of marriage is morally wrong. Their values say that sex, when performed outside of marriage, is a mortal sin. W.J. Bennett believes that there are certain guidelines that should be followed in abstinence only sex education programs (Olsen 633
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dangers and grotesqueries in the world around us. Birth control education is a hot button issue, one that is still up in the air. It makes sense to have as much information available to teenagers but certain adults would disagree. Others think taking the risk is alright, but many teens are well informed on sexual intercourse despite certain people who would rather leave this out of schools and out of the ears and mouths of babes.Religious Conviction - "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery..." - One of the Ten Commandments, as taken from the Holy Bible.Religion is the biggest advocate of abstinence. Several if not all faiths believe that premarital sex is a sin and shouldn't even be discussed let alone
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disease is deadly and by having premarital sex and not being monogamous they too can contract this disease. People are very aware that this disease is out there but they do not understand that it can affect them.There are lots of other diseases out there other than A.I.D.S that are caused by having sex. Most other sexually transmitted diseases are deadly but they are curable if found before they cause your body damage. Let's not forget how painful these diseases are. All I can say when I think of contracting something as painful as a disease as painful as these have been described is ouch, and keep on pumping! Why would someone even want to take the chance of contracting one of these
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Abstinence: To chose or not to choose? Many teenagers just don't understand the responsibilities that go along with being sexually active, they don't even think about them. But maybe they should sit back and think before taking part. People should not be having sex just to have it, but because they are in love. The only time premarital sex may be okay is in the boundaries of a loving, trusting relationship. Other wise you will most likely regret it when you get older. There is so much feeling that goes into being sexually active most teenagers wouldn't even be able to handle the emotional stress that gets added to the relationship after engaging in intercourse. The person's
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. People engaging in premarital sex are statistically known to suffer consequences in their later married lives. Additionally, along with the prevention of unwanted pregnancy, chastity helps to thwart the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. From a religious standpoint, sex was designed for the purpose of re-creation, not recreation (Houdmann 8-9). When a person engages himself or herself in chastity, his or her overall wellness is of an admirable quality in which he or she fully understands the purpose of a life giving process.
Why should a person resort to chastity when forms of birth control are plentiful? Any person can go to the local drug store and obtain condoms. In today’s society
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The controversy over premarital sex has never been more profound than it is today. The very mention of the word brings forth radically different reactions. At one time, the very subject of sex was taboo, and then the sexual revolution was introduced as a time when people were unrestrained and open to explore their sexuality. Today, many have become so inordinately apprehensive about sexually related diseases that they perceive premarital sex as totally foolhardy. I am of the opinion that the decision to engage in premarital sex should not be condemned by either faction. The ultimate determination is a totally personal decision that must be thoroughly contemplated with
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sexual acts. Some people believe that AIDs is a disease that was sent by God to punish the homosexuals. AIDs is thought to have been started and contracted by the gay and lesbian population. Unfortunately it has carried over into toe ''straight'' life style too. But premarital sexual active people are about the only one that suffer from this disease. Premarital sex is another sin against God. Some think that AIDs is God's way of saying ''If you are going to go against me, when you shall pay the coincidences."
Some people ask several questions on how we (people against homosexuality) should treat the gays and lesbians. Well, we as Christians should love everyone just as Christ did and
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differ the need for bonding and the need for sex. Couples identify caring behaviors they would like from their partners, and identify “turn-ons/turn-offs.” Fourth section couples explore the pleasure of physical bounding and touch. It also addresses early sexual decisions, sexual myths, and jealousy are also addressed. Fifth section is use to clarify expectations and goals. After completing the five sessions couples use the skills and insights learned to help negotiate a contract or set of expectations for their relationship.
Williams, L. (2007). Premarital counseling. Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, 6(1/2), 207-217.
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marital dissolution is more likely among blacks, those who lived with a single parent while growing up, the less educated, those with premarital and involuntary sexual experience, premarital parents, those who cohabited before marriage, those who married before age 22 and those in racial and religiously heterogeneous marriages.With such factors existing in our society there are those who express skepticism toward a declining divorce rate. They claim the trends of individualism, economic independence of women and weakening family bonds give no reason to expect a reversal in the previous long-term rise in divorce. They look at premarital sex approaching the 100 percent limit and an increase in
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correct. For example in the countries such as Belgium(?) and Italy,where they are extremely religious, anything other than abstinence, especially in young teenagers and adults, is extremely looked down on, as the religion in that country declares premarital sex a sin(Parker, Wellings, Lazarus). But in contrast, in places where religion is a respected part of history, but considered less relevant, such as in countries like Spain, sexuality is a more relaxed subject, though it is still considered necessary to be treated with responsibility and accountability(Parker, Wellings, Lazarus).
Religion is not the only major factor, economy and legal restrictions being among some of the others.
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the couple will not understand their spouse’s feelings. “Spouses talk at each other all the time, but no one hears or understands a thing.” (L.T.). To have a successful marriage listening and understanding is essiental. “You can increast your odds of having a lasting marriage if you learn how to communicate.” (L.T.) Statistics prove that communication is extremely improtant to create a long marriage and lower divorce rates in America. In a desperate act to lower the soaring divorce rates in the United States, congress has considered premarital counseling as a solution. “Believing that knowledge of a future spouse’s thoughts and beliefs concerning finances, children, employment, sex and
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will never be brought up again. This doesn't mean that they won't be punished later on for their sin, whether by authorities or by God. For example, if a person has premarital sex, they can be forgiven, but may be punished with a sexually transmitted disease later on.People also cannot expect to be forgiven by others, if they do not forgive as well. In Matthew, Peter went to Jesus and asked him "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him?" to which Jesus replied "seventy times seven" (The Student Bible, Matt. 18:21-35). He then told the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant. In the story, a servant owed his master a great debt, but could not pay him. The master told the
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education that some people find conservative or not, the matter of teaching sex which is in the framework of reproduction is considered to be nonsensical if it is not being taught in moral terms. What should really be taught about in the sexual education is the sexual purposes and inventiveness which are not clear, and mostly confusing from our alertness. The need of knowing the diversity of motivations that varies upon needs is required to be discovered so that the children will realize the meaning of sin upon both the civil and religious manner."A key issue in the battle over sex education is whether giving kids more information about sex actually leads to sexual activity." (Molly Masland
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Cause and Effect Essay - Christianity Causes Divorce
“Bible Belt Couples ‘Put Asunder’ More,” the New York Times proclaimed on May 21 of this year: “The divorce rate in many parts of the Bible Belt is roughly 50% above the national average.” So much for the notion that secularism is to blame for the decline of traditional families, among other frequently lamented social ills. Apparently, in a least a few states, the divorce rate correlates to an excess of piety, not the absence of it.
What do we make of this amusing correlation? I doubt that religiosity directly causes divorce, but in some cases it may cause marriage, by condemning premarital sex and cohabitation as sinful; and
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Alfred C. Kinsey is regarded as the first major figure in the research of human sexuality, more specifically masturbation. Kinsey was groundbreaking in his research on sexuality and made it possible to talk about sex. In the early 2000s, masturbation has become more accepted for both males and females yet there is still a stigma about discussing it openly (Wells, 2006). Societies and Cultures views on masturbation have changed over time and vary depending on who you are, where you are from, and the family you grew up in. Religious views on masturbation are more rigid and unchanging, unless the religion itself changes.
While the bible talks about premarital sex, adultery, and sexuality
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that Prospero has taken Caliban’s property. Caliban’s dilemma directly parallels Prospero’s situation when his brother usurped his position. This lust for power and ownership should not override what are your God-given properties.
2. What is your character's conception of sin? Of justice?
Caliban’s concept of sin is far different from an outsider’s view. Christianity, for example, frowns upon premarital sex however, Caliban’s practice of sexuality, such as shown in the attempted rape of Miranda. While some may view his actions as a rape, Caliban’s intentions were not on human connection but on population and procreation. To Caliban this is viewed differently than the other characters who
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to deal with the consequences of her actions. Deciding to carry the pregnancy to term, she was allowed by her parents to move back into their house while they helped to support her financially. In addition, they took care of her beautiful baby girl, Jordan, while Jenny finished school and became a registered nurse. This young woman's decision to engage in premarital sex affected not only her life but the life of her family as well. The pregnancy resulting from her act caused her boyfriend to break up with her, and it also cost her parents, who were kind enough to help her through that difficult time, thousands of dollars. Jenny is now a single woman of twenty-five who would like to marry
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, beautiful and innocent. Their deaths were portrayed as resulting from a loss of innocent, generally through premarital sexual contact. The descriptions of the dead bodies were graphic and occasionally erotic in nature. (Cohen, 277-306) These descriptions came at a time when the literacy rate was rising rapidly and the relatively free attitude towards premarital sex was changing to a more restrictive one. Thus popular media portrayed these new sexual attitudes and reinforced them in a larger segment of the population than it had previously. The message appeared to be that women who were sexually active before marriage were doomed to horrible fates. At the same time the erotic descriptions of
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What is Premarital Counseling?
Premarital Counseling is defined as a type of therapy that helps couples prepare for marriage and it is often provided by a licensed therapist. Therapist is known as a marriage or family therapist. There are also the options of seeking counseling through your religious institution if that works better for you and your future spouse (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2013) .
How to prepare for Premarital Counseling?
When embarking on any new venture in your life you need to follow steps that lead up to that instant, so below is a checklist that you and your future spouse should follow in order to secure that you’ve chosen the right individual help
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, has some emotional and physical downfall especially when done at a very young age. They blame the comprehensive sex education for failing to discourage premarital sex especially at this time when the HIV pandemic is busy devouring young people in various parts of the world (Deborah 2). In fairness, both programs were designed to decrease the incidence of STDs and teen pregnancy. However, only one program should be implemented in school; a program that emphasizes the importance of abstinence. Abstinence only program is the only approach that can contain the spread of HIV/AIDS, that instill moral values by discouraging fornication, that discourages the use of birth controls like condoms and
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hospital family planningclinic, 36 percent of 106 people experienced condom breakage, and five percent of the women'sunplanned pregnancies were attributed to broken condoms. A high school student cannot affordthe risk of becoming pregnant.The Catholic Church states that sex exists for means of expressing love between twopeople and creation only, and frowns upon premarital sex or sexual intercourse without using acontraceptives. Catholic values state that abstinence should be practived and is the safestmethod of birth control there is.Sexual promiscuity should not be taken as lightly as it is. Movies, songs, and televisiongive messages that sexual promiscuity is "cool and attractive". If condoms
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The importance of virginity varies from culture to culture. In Islamic cultures, a young woman is strictly forbidden from losing her virginity before marriage. A non-virgin is thought to bring shame onto herself, and her family. In fact, the family of a young female who engages in premarital sex can be severely punished or even killed. (Kalyani) In oriental societies, sex is barred before marriage; this asserts sexual control over the females. Not only is strongly encouraging women to abstain from sex before marriage used as a sexual control, virginity is also considered a business asset. Virgin brides are worth more in the marriage market (Schlegel), as apposed to someone with
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supposedly caused by "heightened egocentrism and/or sensation seeking" during the teenage years. (Mullan, Duncan 2002)Adolescent attitudes and rebellion will be examined in the three perspectives as follows: sex, violence, drugs and the causes and consequences of each.Adolescent Attitudes Toward Premarital Sexual IntercourseOften times, there is a double standard set for females. It is usually acceptable for a male to enjoy large numbers of sexual partners without being criticized, but a female on the other hand must remain chaste and/or secretive concerning her sexual escapades. (Martin 2001) This standard set by "old time" religious and cultural values creates a sense of tension and unwanted
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church frames in an entirely different light than sexual sin. This condemning and judgemental culture completely ignores inner-marital, heterosexual intercourse that may deviate from the norm put forth in Christian culture through role-playing, the use of sex toys, oral sex, or even coitus beyond the purpose of procreation. The Pharisaical attitude Bessey describes shows how Christian culture applies a certain aspect of Warner’s theory--all sex is shameful--but not the core of it--shaming certain people for sexual behaviors is useless.
Warner’s theory of universalizing sexual shame can be applied to Christian culture by eliminating the hierarchy of sin, which has no scriptural backing anyway
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that it only seeks self-pleasure (Amodei 86). Sexual disunity and exploitation occurs in premarital sex, which is unfortunately becoming the norm in today’s society. This is why Christ commands that sex be kept only within marriage because in a Christ-enriched marriage, exploitation does not exist. Through God, man and woman can be sexually integrated within a marriage and experience intimacy and sexual unity.
To achieve the sexual unity that exists in marriage, God calls everyone to be chaste. Chastity is the answer to a “consumer mentality “ with regards to sex in that it does not fall to earthly passions and selfishness. Chastity does not fall to the exploitation mentioned above as it
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Seduction in John Donne's The Flea
Poetry is not only a brilliant form of expression, but also a powerful tool for persuasion. The renowned metaphysical poet John Donne uses the genre for this very purpose in “The Flea,” a work in which he encourages a young woman to have premarital sex with him. Donne backs his argument by referring to a flea that has sucked his own blood as well as his lover’s. In the first stanza Donne assures the woman that sleeping together would be a minor act. When he says “How little that which thou deniest me is” he promises the woman that the act would be as miniscule as the flea is in size (1.2). Also, by using the word “deniest” he tries
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both these poems deal with love, "The Broken Heart" deals with the loss of a love. The breaking of a heart has a greater affect in many cases on a soul then the actual falling itself.Donne uses images throughout all of these poems to get his point across. In "The Flea" he uses the flea as an erotic image that symbolizes the act of premarital sex. When he says, "It sucked me first, and now sucks thee, and in this flea our two bloods mingled be..." he uses the flea to bring the two lovers together. They are brought together in this flea by bodily fluids, suggesting the act of sex. The difference is that through the flea there is no "sin, nor shame, nor loss of maidenhood." The flea, by uniting
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Eve states that she will find the right man one day. The first risk concerned with specific teenage sexual activity is AIDS and or STD's. Any person who engages in sexual activity risks being infected or infecting another person. The second is pregnancy. No contraceptive method has a perfect effect. Thirdly is pregnancy panic. A sexually active teenager lives with the fear and anxiety of being a parent, and this can harm a teen emotionally and psychologically. The fourth is loss of reputation. A teen that becomes sexually active is putting his/her reputation on the line. The fifth risk is a ruined relationship or break up. Premarital sex can destroy relationships rather than bond them
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encompassed many of the complexity of our society in language and in culture. It has also proven that the social taboo does not always dictate people's actions.
The social taboo against premarital sexual intercourse does not stop many young women from engaging in sexual activities. Although America is not defined as sexually free, much of the social taboo is against teen pregnancies. Teen pregnancies are viewed as a social problem. However, many teens engage in sexual activities, either through foreplay, such as oral sex, or through sex. Although abstinence is highly regarded, safe sex is supported. Like the Samoans, virginity is valued but this does not mean all teens