fornication

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fornication

1. Law voluntary sexual intercourse between two persons of the opposite sex, where one is or both are unmarried
2. Bible sexual immorality in general, esp adultery
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Adolescent abstinence/sexual intercourse status was significantly predicted by the combination of clarity of long term goals, personal attitudes towards premarital intercourse, parental values, and age at time of first sexual education ([R.
Not living with both parents may be associated with distorted family relationships and family dysfunction and was a predictor of premarital intercourse in our multivariate analysis.
2005) Context counts: Long-term sequelae of premarital intercourse of abstinence.
As Coltrane (1998) suggests, premarital intercourse is thought of as an insult to the husband and is punished with exclusion from society, violence, and--in some cases--with death.
A pastor who expects, and supports, premarital intercourse.
For working class women, this was a throwback to the traditional regimen that had typified the period prior to the demographic revolution, with courtship and premarital intercourse followed predictably by marriage.
One important measure of contraceptive use is during the first premarital intercourse, and the CDC study shows that contraception is on the rise for this group of women.