, and the lyrics and videos of popular songs are raunchier than ever before.
The heavy presence of casual sex in popular culture creates a sense of a pervasive new hookup culture unique to the current generation of young adults.
“The number-one benefit is safety,” says the father of two grown children.
The percentage who believed premarital sex among adults was “not wrong at all” was 29 % in the early 1970s, 42 % in the 1980s and 1990s, 49 % in the 2000s, and 58 % between 20.
The largest changes appeared among White men, with few changes among Black Americans.
The results were discussed in the context of growing cultural individualism and rejection of traditional social rules in the U.
Growing up in Japan my parents were really strict and so I didn’t get an opportunity to start going on dates until after I graduated from high school.
I did have a Japanese boyfriend but I ended things with him to go to school in California.