America's changing (in the wrong direction) attitudes about sex

A generation ago, pollsters had a hard time measuring sexual attitudes and activity among young people because kids, ashamed and embarrassed to admit being sexually active, lied to poll questions and said they were virgins.

Today, pollsters still have a difficult time getting accurate information because kids still lie, but now they lie in reverse — they are afraid to admit that they are virgins, so they say they are sexually active even when they are not.

The point is that promiscuity and "hooking up" are not generally thought of today as immoral — in fact, it is amoral — the rightness or wrongness of it does not enter into the conversation. All too often, sex is thought of as recreation, not unlike drugs, as a way to get a thrill or a high.

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