Modern societies don’t appreciate premarital lovemaking for various reasons. Lovemaking is no more considered an outflow of the natural sexual instincts among human beings. We see it as a necessary obligation to share the romance between married couples and also as a medium to fulfill the social responsibility of giving birth to the next generation/ Sexuality is not an instrument of enjoying lustful pleasure for human beings, at least. In premarital sex, many a times, immature human beings explore the sexuality, jut out of curiosity, and might be are unaware of the consequences.
Society as forbid premarital sex from the very outlook that adolescence is the time to form oneself as mature and responsible human being and not at all a time to procreate. Sex in itself, is not wrong at any age; but premarital sex may harm the mental development of adults in several forms. Premarital sexual experiences, many a times, leads to the misconception that sex is to be enjoyed at whatever ways possible. Forced premarital lovemaking will lead to mental depression and dilemma. Another danger is possible exchange of diseases; as premarital partners may not be aware of diseases that spread wrought intercourse.
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Getting pregnant through premarital sex is another disaster. Emotional imbalances and guilt feeling could be the result of most premarital sexual affairs. Human sexual activity or human sexual practice is the manner in which humans experience and express their sexuality. People engage in a variety of sexual acts from time to time, and for a wide variety of reasons such as physical, goal-based, emotional and insecurity reasons. Human sexual activity, like many other kinds of activity engaged in by humans, is generally influenced by social rules that are culturally specific and ray widely.
These social rules are referred to as sexual morality (what can and cannot be done by society’s rules) and sexual norms (what is and is not expected). Our country, the Philippines, as a predominantly Christian country, considers that the only sexual behavior morally and legally acceptable and appropriate is heterosexual intercourse within a monogamous marriage, with the exception of polygamous marriage as practiced by some Filipino minority groups and by Muslim communities in the Mindanao, southern, and south- western regions of the Philippines, as long as the men of these population are ancillary capable of supporting their multiple wives.
Despite the influence of westernizes and globalization, the overall culture remains quite conservative in its sexual values. However, Filipino culture gradually changes eventually. People especially teenagers are starting to engage into sexual activities such as premarital sex. Filipinos are conservative in nature, they put value on morality. Despite this, there is still a high prevalence of premarital sex in the country. Premarital sex is sexual intercourse engaged in by persons ho are unmarried.
It is generally used in reference to individuals who are presumed not yet of marriageable age or between adults who are engaging in sexual activity prior to marriage. Engaging to such act comes with great consequences such as teen pregnancy, unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases (Stud’s), identity crisis, insecurity and many others. The researchers believe the need to know about the opinions of students in Holy Name University regarding premarital sex and their awareness of the consent ounces of committing such act.