1. The Word of God says there is Only One Way to Go.
2. At What age is sex allowed? Depends on the Country.
3. Men are called heroes, Women are called sluts.
When contemplating whether to participate in sexual acts not only is age a factor, but how society will view the individual after the fact is another determinant. There is a double standard when it comes to male and females having sex. In the article The Sexual Double Standard and Adolescent Peer Acceptance Derek Kreager and Jeremy Staff discovered "that young women's fears of the slut label curbs their sexual expressions, while young men are encouraged to demonstrate their sexually permissive behavior". These labels placed on teenagers by their peers can deeply effect one's sexual activity. Furthermore this double standard of labels effect friendships, and popularity. The article demonstrated guys praise promiscuous guys, and are fond promiscuous girls because of their ability to be future sexual partners, while women don't like promiscuous guys or girls. On the website ask men, men give their answers to any possible life questions, and when asked about the double standard they state "men and women are different, just accept it". This double standard smashes down on sexual choices installing the fear in women about being a slut, decreasing their amount of sexual partners. On the other hand it increases the promiscuity of men because they are seen as popular, and declared as heroes for having sex.
Kreager, Derek, and Jeremy Staff. "The Sexual Double Standard and Adolescent Peer Acceptance". Social Psychology Quarterly 72(2): 143-164, 2009. Print.
4. Labels.... another word for handcuffs.
5. Pushed Down the Aisle
6. The Irrationality of Homophobia
7. The Removal of Sex Education
8. Laws against same sex marriage
9. The Expectation of Procreation
10. Social Media and Cyber Bullying
Recently the new craze on social media sites is to post a "selfie", but these selfies seem to cause a lot of harm to the individual that posts them. Social Media sites hinders sexual choices by causing individuals fear on what to post because of how others react. A girl might want to post a "selfie" because of her new outfit she is wearing, but she has to really think it over because of the harmful backlash this photo may cause. Teenagers make some of the rudest comments to each other over social media because they have a computer screen in between them and the victim for protection, making comments such as "slut", "ugly" and "fat". These comments can destroy someone's self-esteem, and their ability to feel sexy. According to the article Cyber Bullying, Sexting, and Sexual Violence on Social Media they state that approximately 25% of teenagers are cyber bullied, and 78% of those harassed do not tell their parents about it. Not only is their cyber bullying because of appearance but there is cyber bullying because of sexual orientation as well. This ties in to the cyber bullying research center where it is discovered that about 78% of gay teens are verbally abused by their peers, and that those who are teased are more likely to have lower grade point averages than those who are not. When looking at these statistics it is clearly seen that that these harmful words can effect an individual's sexuality by messing with their psyche, which declines their sexuality, and pushes them to hide their sexual orientation.
"Cyber Bullying, Sexting, and Sexual Violence on Social Media". Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. 2012. Web. 4 August 2014.