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Premarital sex in America : how young Americans meet, mate, and think about marrying

Author: Mark Regnerus; Jeremy Uecker
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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This book combines illuminating personal stories and comprehensive survey data to provide the fullest portrait of heterosexuality among young adults ever produced. Digging underneath stereotypes and unexamined assumptions, the authors, Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker offer compelling answers to many questions. To better understand what motivates young adult's sexual decisions, the authors pay special attention to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Regnerus; Jeremy Uecker
ISBN: 9780199743285 0199743282
OCLC Number: 606235109
Description: viii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The partnerships and practices of emerging adults --
Inside sexual relationships --
The college campus : sex 101 --
No strings attached: sex and emotional health --
Marriage in the minds of emerging adults --
Red sex, blue sex: relationship norms in a divided America --
The power of stories and ten myths about sex in emerging adulthood.
Responsibility: Mark Regnerus, Jeremy Uecker.
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Drawing upon nationally representative data and hundreds of interviews, this study explores the sexual behavior and relationship formation styles of young adults in America. It uncovers how quickly  Read more...

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