Dating in today society
Maybe we are missing one or two steps on the path but that is what we're going for.This is all my opinion - it's not a study - but it would be interesting to see a study that shows how a Western country has changed and what part of that cultural revolution was influenced by US "soft power". Just like we used copious amounts of recreational (and illegal) drugs yet still grew up to be responsible citizens, we had casual sex with any number of people but still married and raised families.The Chicken Littles were proved wrong, but do we stop to consider those facts when making public policy, including harsh, punitive laws? Young people today are no more casual about sex than were their parents' generation and they too will grow up, raise families, and run their countries and communities, eventually becoming grandparents and stepping aside for the young to take over. "In fact, babyboomers across those countries provide the largest longterm studies researchers..." - Where is the proof again?Still, these social hysterias are drummed up by media outlets to sell, thus, the facts provided by researchers, responsible authors, and just plain what is right under everyone's noses will continue to be ignored. Give proof that they does provide the largest longterm data needed.It was predominantly Roman Catholic although this has been changing over the past 20 years.A large amount of cultural influence comes from the US through films, TV shows and music and therefore a large amount of what people do is based upon what they see their counterparts doing in the US.
However, if there had been some profound shift toward more casual sex, we should find differences in general patterns of sexual behavior, such as the current cohort having more sex and more partners overall.
But as the second graph below shows, this doesn’t seem to be the case.
Respondents from the current era did ask about attitudes toward other types of sex that might be considered outside of the mainstream (at least until recently). Premarital sex is still widely accepted (by ~80 percent); extramarital sex is still widely condemned (by ~95 percent); and teen sex (ages 14-16) is still only accepted by about a quarter of the demographic.
Also, the fact that the most frequent casual type of partner is a friend rather than acquaintance or pick-up is telling: This is more of a friends-with-benefits situation than sex with random strangers. Follow me on Twitter @Dr Zhana for daily updates on the latest in sex research, check out my website or my Facebook page for more information about me, or sign up for my monthly newsletter to stay up to date with all my sex research-related activities.
As the study authors propose, these modest changes may indicate shifts in the surrounding sexuality, rather than sexual behaviors themselves. It is interesting to see that, overall, things haven't changed in the US as that means that the current flow of films/TV/songs are just the teenage revolution all over again.