Students: Little Sex Without Love

College students talk brashly about sex; a commonplace crusade these days is for the sale of contraceptives in campus stores. But students practice sexual intercourse in about the same proportions as they have ever since the '20s, insists a respected researcher at Stanford University. Nevitt Sanford, professor of education and psychology, thinks that the news about campus sex lies in the way today's coed is groping for a more rational moral code and is less a pushover than her predecessors.

Sanford believes that somewhere between 20% and 30% of college women are not virgins by the time they graduate. Among...

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