Teenage Promiscutiy

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Teenage Promiscuity

ABSTRACT

Teen promiscuity has been a major problem in our society and over the last decade, more and more teenagers are losing their virginity at younger ages. This paper examines teen promiscuity, the causes behind why teenagers engage in sexually activities and the consequences of having multiple sex partners. The paper also explains how the behaviour of teens is directly related to their physiological and psychological changes and suggests several solutions that can be taken to diminish this risky behaviour. It provides a review of pertinent literature, quotes and statistics relating to teen promiscuity and a detailed proposal which was formulated by the researchers through an analysis of previous research and facts.

Table of Contents
Abstract…………………………………………………………………………….2 Introduction………………………………………………………………………...4 Definition…………………………………………………………………………..4 What is Teenage Promiscuity………………………………………………………4 Causes for Teenage Promiscuity……………………………………………………5 * Biological Factors…………………………………………………..5 * Socio-Economic Factors……………………………………………5 * Social Factors………………………………………………………6 * Psychological Factors………………………………………………8 * Environmental Factors……………………………………………...9

Effects & Consequences for Teenage Promiscuity…………………………………10 * Teenage Pregnancies……………………………………………….10 * Sexually Transmitted Diseases……………………………………..10 * Abortion…………………………………………………………….11 Solutions……………………………………………………………………………12 Bibliography………………………………………………………………………14

Sexual promiscuity, at any age, is a type of sexual behaviour that involves risks. Teenage promiscuity is that risky behaviour performed amongst adolescents, and today it presents itself as a cry for help from a troubled, yet curious child. There are numerous causes of teenage promiscuity. “A teenager who is out of control may use sex the same way a teen might use alcohol.” They believe this act or behaviour makes them popular. This research paper will in depth, break down and elaborate on the possible causes, consequences and effects of teenage promiscuity; also giving insight to useful and pertinent universal solutions. What is Promiscuity?

Promiscuity is the practice of making unselective, casual and indiscriminate choices. It is most commonly applied to sexual behaviour where it occurs outside on-going sexual relationships or occurs in multiple, simultaneous sexual relationships. This behaviour, coupled with not applying safer sex measures, is often linked with negative sequences.

Causes for Teenage Promiscuity
Biological Factor
Adolescence is the period between child and adult and is where the most dramatic changes are associated with puberty. In recent research, the onset of puberty have increase and the timing can impact on early maturing both in males and females, thus they are more likely to become sexually active and participate in risky behaviours. In reviewing Freud’s psychosexual theory, the Genital Stage begins at puberty and it involves the development of the genitals and libido which are both used in its sexual role. Each stage of development encompasses specific markers. However, each adolescent is an individual and may reach these stages of development earlier or later than other teens of the same age. Adolescents are also face with Separation Individuation. This theory of development by Margaret Mahler emphasizes that it is the second time the child will go through the dilemma of how to be separated from the dependant. .With lack of education and communication about the changes that are taking place in their bodies, many teenagers tend to be diverted to risky and unhealthy behaviours. Socio-economic Factor

In examining the socio-economical factor, poverty was seen as a major cause for teen promiscuity. Adolescents from low socio-economic backgrounds often resulted in deviant sexual behaviour compare to those of...
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