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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Our study revealed the sexual risk-taking behaviour of young people which showed that a sizeable number of young people have engaged in premarital sex and predominantly same sex behaviour among men and unprotected sex, reiterating the need of age appropriate sexual health education.
adults more generally, mainline Protestants are less likely to find abortion morally acceptable than premarital sex or gay/lesbian relations.
8220;The book, 'Effects of Premarital Sex (why and how you should flee from it)' is now available on Amazon.
Some of my non-social-scientist friends commented that the gap probably never existed, asking how could such a situation come to pass where 26 percent of males and only 10 percent of females were shown to have had premarital sex (as in 1994).
The youths to whom these repertoire apply spoke repeatedly about their abstinence from premarital sex.
Earlier, a lower court, using Shariah law, had sentenced the teenager to receive 100 lashes for having had premarital sex, which is illegal in the Maldives.
So, when 24-year-old Marte Deborah Dalelv reported being raped by a colleague while on a visit to Dubai, the Norwegian woman was sentenced to 16 months in prison for having premarital sex, a crime in the UAE.
Nevertheless, a close inspection of the literature on attitudes toward different aspects of human sexuality, such as masturbation, gay/lesbian/bisexual behavior, abortion, sexual coercion, pornography, and premarital sex, reveals that there are studies in which there were inconclusive results regarding gender.
Bishop Robert Vasa had expected instructors to agree to follow a "model of Catholic living," which included signing a statement that contraception, abortion, euthanasia, masturbation, premarital sex and same-sex marriage are "modern errors" that "gravely offend human dignity," according to the Sonoma County Press Democrat.
He said that those who are in favour of abortion, euthanasia, in vitro fertilization, same-sex "marriage" and premarital sex are not "evil people but the result of 'illusions' which lead to a distorted sense of compassion, and a mistaken notion of conscience" (Catholic Register, 29 April 2013).
Sociologist Li Yinhe said more than 70 percent of China's young adults have had premarital sex, but that Chinese schools typically shy away from sex education and teaching about contraception because teachers don't want to appear to condone premarital sex.