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Forbidden FruitSex and Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers$
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Mark D. Regnerus

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195320947

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320947.001.0001

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 Imitation Sex and the New Middle‐Class Morality

 Imitation Sex and the New Middle‐Class Morality

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(p.163) Chapter 6 Imitation Sex and the New Middle‐Class Morality
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Forbidden Fruit
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320947.003.0007

This chapter evaluates alternate expressions of sexual activity, such as pornography and oral and anal sex. It explores in some detail the preference for replacing vaginal sexual intercourse with forms of sexual expression less threatening to future prospects for material success. It concludes that there is evidence of an emerging middle-class sexual morality among some American teenagers.

Keywords:   sex, sexual morality, adolescents, teenagers, oral sex, pornography

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