A — It seems like a simple enough question — is pre-marital sex always a sin? The gist of the results are the following:. We have a lot of work to do.
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There have been relatively few empirical investigations of marital sexual attitudes. However, several general conclusions can be gleaned from the available literature. First, sexual intercourse is considered part of the marital relationship.
Marriage is a socially sanctioned long-term mating arrangement that typically involves economic, social, and reproductive cooperation between the partners. Although the norms that govern selection of a marriage partner and the customs surrounding the marriage ceremony vary from culture to culture, all known human societies practice and endorse this type of long-term pairing Daly and Wilson ; Goodwin Marriage and sexuality share an intimate and universal connection: Across cultures, marriage represents the most socially accepted, legitimate context for sexual intercourse. It is important to recognize that most research on marital and other types of sexuality has been conducted with participants from industrialized western European particularly North American societies.
This article aims to investigate the experience of infidelity in married or cohabiting men and women, considering the frequency, types of behaviors and reasons for infidelity. Participants answered a sociodemographic and relationship questionnaire, the Infidelity Questionnaire and the Revised Dyadic Adjustment Scale. The results show the similarity of the infidelity behaviors between men and women, although men were more frequently involved in sexual behaviors and women more in emotional behaviors.
THIS paper has a dual purpose; first, to describe the nature of social controls governing female sexual behavior prior to marriage among the Rotumans in Western Polynesia, and second, to illustrate the use to which demographic data can be put in testing hypotheses formulated from ethnographic evidence. The island of Rotuma is located some miles to the north of the Fiji group, on the western fringe of Polynesia. It is a volcanic island of about 17 square miles, and supports a population of approximately 3, persons.
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Extramarital sex occurs when a married person engages in sexual activity with someone other than his or her spouse. Where extramarital sexual relations breach a sexual norm it may also be referred to as adultery, fornication, philandery, or infidelity. Those terms may also carry moral or religious and consequences in civil or religious law.