Have Sex & Have Nots

Enjoyment & Satisfaction Are Not Found Where Elites Expect Them

A recent Atlantic essay1 has American elites in a paroxysm of worry: in spite of our culture's sex-saturation, the widespread availability of pornography and sex toys, the growing acceptance of any and all types of sex within or outside of marriage (as long as it's consensual!), the increasing efficacy and availability of birth control (often for free), and an all-time low HIV rate—in spite of all of these seemingly glorious achievements, American young people are having less sex.

 "These should be boom times for sex," writes the author of the piece, Kate Julian. But it isn't so. Teens are initiating sex at later ages (­between 1991 and 2017, the percentage of...

 

is the managing editor of the Howard Center's quarterly journal, The Family in America: A Journal of Public Policy.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #48, Spring 2019 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo48/have-sex-have-nots

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