Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit : Sex and Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers

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Forbidden Fruit tells the definitive story of the sexual values and practices of American teenagers, paying particular attention to how participating in organized religion shapes sexual decision-making. Merging analyses of three national surveys with stories from interviews with over 250 teenagers across America, Forbidden Fruit covers a wide range of topics, including sentiment about waiting to have sex until marriage, motivation to pursue sexual relationships, proclivity for same-sex attraction and behaviors, teenagers experience of virginity loss, and the frequency of several heterosexual practices.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 160 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 567g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 5 line illus.
  • 0195320948
  • 9780195320947
  • 2,168,752

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Forbidden Fruit is the first rigorous, comprehensive social science piece of its time to address how religion shapes adolescent sexuality from both a theoretical and empirical standpoint, offering research about the reality of the nature of modern teen behaviors and religious attitudes ... The book provides a thorough analysis of teens religious and sexual behaviors and practices, and should be among the first valuable social science references for parents
and educators seeking information about this influential relationship among American teens. * Stacy Davidson, Journal of Youth and Adolescence *
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About Mark D. Regnerus

Mark D. Regnerus is Associate Professor of Sociology and a Faculty Research Associate in the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
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55 ratings
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