Forbidden Fruit: Sex & Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers
Language: English | PDF | ISBN-10: 0195320948 | 2007 | 304 pages | 1 MB
Americans remain deeply ambivalent about teenage sexuality. Many presume that such uneasiness is rooted in religion. But how exactly does religion contribute to the formation of teenagers' sexual values and actions? What difference, if any, does religion make in adolescents' sexual attitudes and behaviors? Are abstinence pledges effective? What does it mean to be "emotionally ready" for sex? Who expresses regrets about their sexual activity and why?