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Sexuality and Pregnancy

  • George W. DameronJr.

Abstract

Because of the sexual revolution of the 1960s, we are more free to teach, read, understand, talk about, and participate in sexual matters. Many welcomed this openness after years of repression; they believed that this change in sexual attitudes would lead to a sort of erotic millenium with informed, understanding individuals free to participate at the highest level of one’s sexual expressiveness without guilt. Sexologists pronounced sexual behavior an integral part of everyday life, as well it should be.

Keywords

Sexual Behavior Sexual Attitude Sexual Expression Sexual Response Premature Labor 
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