fascinating post on ypulse the other day about teens and relational commitment.
teens are “hooking up” (participating in casual sex) much less than media and popular opinion would lead us to believe. it’s a small segment of teens that are participating in this behavior.
changing roles of women are playing a more significant role.
the idea of marrying your high school sweetheart is gone.
sex without a condom is the new engagement ring, and a sign of commitment, and indicative of a desire for a monogamous relationship.
the move to non-condom sex usually comes with STD testing and a conscious decision of monogamy.
with the extension of adolescence, living together in a monogamous relationship as a precursor to marriage is becoming substantially more commonplace (no surprise there).
thoughts, responses, implications?