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When Americans ask if pre-marital sex is socially acceptable especially within a democratic society the answer lies with what the majority believe A large portion of the society would have very few qualms about an unmarried couple having sex so long as that large portion of society was comfortable with the idea There really are no normative ethical standards no absolute rights or wrongs in our culture Under these conditions how could sex be applied to any moral scrutiny It is whatever the individual thinks it is The meaning of sex is what you give to it But social acceptability is the question isnt it In that case the only applicable standard would be something like political correctness So long as the majority isnt being offended by the act and so long as the participants care for each other there probably isnt going to be any objection So the answer which will be discussed further in this paper is yes pre-marital sex is not only socially acceptable but also socially demanding Theres nothing surprising about that but it sure is sad The reasons that individuals give for engaging in pre-marital sexual activities are usually relatively similar Some people believe that if they are not sexually active as an adolescent they will not fit in or they will be ridiculed for their choice to abstain from sexual intercourse until marriage Around school sex is usually a major topic of conversation students are constantly talking about how great sex is and how often they do it Those same students are usually the ones who do not worry about protection Meier 8 Teenagers find it to be some sort of competition nowadays to see who can have the most sex before they graduate Boys often find that they are being pushed to prove themselves by scoring Meier 9 None of them think of the consequences Some of them even end up impregnating younger women Some teenagers believe that
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