The Psychological Costs of Setting Up

The Psychological Costs of Setting Up

Helen Gurley Brown supposed to surprise whenever in 1962 she had written her classic advice guide, the best-selling Intercourse and the solitary woman, advocating intimate enjoyable (and economic freedom) for unmarried females. Nearly half a hundred years later on, the revolution she helped usher in seems complete: women now participate in premarital intercourse at very nearly the rate that is same teenagers. In addition to this, back 1943, 40 per cent of teenage boys approved of premarital intercourse, while just 12 per cent of young females did—but by 1999, in line with the psychologists Jean Twenge and Brooke Wells, the approval price had been 79 % among teenage boys and 73 per cent among women. (mais…)