The tumultuous relationship that the U.S. has with pre-marital sex is largely tied to religious ideology, rise in abortions and fear of teen pregnancies. These fears are not only irrational and are not supported by data, but they are also inherently unfair. They contribute to inaccurate, fearful and chastising models of sex education that has been long overdue for reform.
In the book, Sex Without Guilt in the 21st Century, Dr. Albert Ellis outlines a rather thorough argument for why pre-marital sex is advantageous. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be going over these points in more detail, citing peer reviewed articles and studies, as well as highlighting the logic and fairness behind these arguments.
Sex positivity and acceptance of how varied sex can be is an integral process of sex therapy. We work to empower people to live their best, ethical, sexual lives. Learning how to be a sexual being within the framework of what YOU want and not what sex life you are expected to have.
Next post, we’ll be addressing the following points:
Premarital sex can:
Provide sexual release
Provides psychological release
Help one practice sexual competence
Let’s see what we uncover!