The Shadow Side of Sexual Liberation

Christian Smith

in Lost in Transition

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199828029
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919475 | DOI:
The Shadow Side of Sexual Liberation

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This chapter offers insights into some of the complexities and difficulties involved in contemporary emerging adult dealings with romance, physical intimacy, and sexuality. It first briefly reviews research findings describing the prevalence of emerging adult sexual behaviors. It then describes some cultural themes in emerging adult life that are important to understand for what follows. The bulk of the chapter focuses on emerging adults’ evaluations of their own sexual experiences.

Keywords: emerging adults; young people; sexual behavior; sexual experiences

Chapter.  23109 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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