Behavior: Sex and Change

There is little doubt that there have been marked changes in sexual morality during the past several years, and that these changes have affected women, especially young women, more dramatically than men. Although behavioral experts believe that reports of a "sexual revolution" are greatly exaggerated, they agree that some profound changes—especially in attitude —have taken place.

Unlike their parents, for example, many members of the new generation look on premarital sex as good instead of bad. One result is that the cult of the virgin is nearly dead; a Gallup poll in 1970 found three out of four students indifferent to virginity—or...

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