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The Consequences of
the Sexual Revolution
© 2002 International Educational Foundation
IEF is responsible for the content o...
The Sexual
Revolution
 Abandoned
traditional
sexual
constraints
 Contributed to
grave health and
social problems
© IEF 2
1950s Sexually
Transmitted Diseases
 Syphilis

 Gonorrhea
© IEF 3
1990s Sexually
Transmitted Diseases
 Molluscum
 Salmonellosis Genital Herpes
Contagiosum
 Syphilis Hepatitis A & B

...
Soaring Increase in HIV
Infection Worldwide
HIV
Infectio
ns
Worldwi
de

45
Million
Estimat
ed

Millions 1980

2000
Source:...
HIV Transmission —
Mainly Through Sex
Primary  Sex with infected
partner

Secondary
 Sharing drug needles
 Receiving co...
Stages of HIV
Infection
No
Symptoms Symptoms AIDS

HIV infected
Death

After 5 years

After 10 years
© IEF 7
Personal & Social
Problems Linked to Sex
Outside Marriage
Psychologic
al Harm

Social
Problems

Sex Outside
Marriage
Prese...
Adolescents
Developmentally
Unprepared for Sex
Unable to connect sex with
love
Jean Piaget

Unable to think in terms of
th...
Psychological Harm
from Premarital Sex
 Heartbreak &
regret
 Guilt & shame
 Stunted
development
 Fear of
commitment
So...
Psychological Harm
from Premarital Sex
 Corruption of
character
 Rage
 Depression &
suicide
Source: Thomas Lickona,
Ame...
Culture of Uncommitted
Sex
Children’s innocence lost

© IEF 12
Behavioral Risks of
Sexually Active Girls
Risks of non-virginal girls versus virgins, age
50
12-16 years
45
40
35
30
25
20...
Culture of Uncommitted
Sex
Female more
vulnerable
 Pressured to
consent
 Body focus
 No support for
modesty
© IEF 14
Future Marital
Problems
from Premarital Sex
 Comparisons
to
past partners
 Infidelity
 STDs
 Tendency
towards

© IEF 1...
Social Problems Linked to
Sex Outside Marriage
 Pornography
 Prostitution
 Rape
 Children born
out of wedlock
 Domest...
Limitation of
Traditional Marriage
 Sexual ignorance
 Double standard
 Marriages
tolerated
© IEF 17
Philosophical
Underpinnings
of the Sexual Revolution
Freud —
 Sex drive as
strongest motive
 Sexual repression as
source...
Philosophical
Underpinnings
of the Sexual Revolution
Kinsey —
 Need for frequent
sexual outlets
 Moral neutrality
regard...
Kinsey Report —
Biased
 30% of the sample were
prisoners and
prostitutes
 Statistics
misinterpreted
 Did illegal resear...
Philosophical
Underpinnings
of the Sexual
Revolution
Hefner —
 Recreational sex,
pornography and
masturbation glamorized
...
Casual Sex
Celebrated by
Rock ‘N’ Roll

© IEF 22
Sexually Permissive Ideas
Go Mainstream
 Sexual desire is
uncontrollable
 Sexual restraint
is unhealthy
 Sex outside
ma...
Culture of
Uncommitted Sex
Encourages
immature
tendency toward
predatory sex
 Males and
females
use each other
© IEF 24
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  1. 1. The Consequences of the Sexual Revolution © 2002 International Educational Foundation IEF is responsible for the content of this presentation only if it has not been altered from the original. © IEF 1
  2. 2. The Sexual Revolution  Abandoned traditional sexual constraints  Contributed to grave health and social problems © IEF 2
  3. 3. 1950s Sexually Transmitted Diseases  Syphilis  Gonorrhea © IEF 3
  4. 4. 1990s Sexually Transmitted Diseases  Molluscum  Salmonellosis Genital Herpes Contagiosum  Syphilis Hepatitis A & B   Chlamydia  Shigellosis  Human Papilloma  Lymphogranuloma  Chancroid Virus Venereum  Amebiasis  Ureaplasmal Human  Gonorrhea Immunodeficiency Infections Virus  Giardiasis  Granuloma  Cytomegalovirus Inguinale  Campylobacter © IEF 4
  5. 5. Soaring Increase in HIV Infection Worldwide HIV Infectio ns Worldwi de 45 Million Estimat ed Millions 1980 2000 Source: World Health Organization © IEF 5
  6. 6. HIV Transmission — Mainly Through Sex Primary  Sex with infected partner Secondary  Sharing drug needles  Receiving contaminated blood  Birth to infected mother © IEF 6
  7. 7. Stages of HIV Infection No Symptoms Symptoms AIDS HIV infected Death After 5 years After 10 years © IEF 7
  8. 8. Personal & Social Problems Linked to Sex Outside Marriage Psychologic al Harm Social Problems Sex Outside Marriage Present even if diseases and pregnancy prevented © IEF 8
  9. 9. Adolescents Developmentally Unprepared for Sex Unable to connect sex with love Jean Piaget Unable to think in terms of the future Lawrence Kohlberg Sex before the heart is developed leads to problems with intimacy later © IEF 9
  10. 10. Psychological Harm from Premarital Sex  Heartbreak & regret  Guilt & shame  Stunted development  Fear of commitment Source: Thomas Lickona, © IEF 10
  11. 11. Psychological Harm from Premarital Sex  Corruption of character  Rage  Depression & suicide Source: Thomas Lickona, American Educator, The Neglected Heart, 1994IEF © 11
  12. 12. Culture of Uncommitted Sex Children’s innocence lost © IEF 12
  13. 13. Behavioral Risks of Sexually Active Girls Risks of non-virginal girls versus virgins, age 50 12-16 years 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 Virgin Non-Virgin Attempted Suicide Leaving School Arrested by Marijuana Police Use Source: Pediatrics, Feb 1991 © IEF 13
  14. 14. Culture of Uncommitted Sex Female more vulnerable  Pressured to consent  Body focus  No support for modesty © IEF 14
  15. 15. Future Marital Problems from Premarital Sex  Comparisons to past partners  Infidelity  STDs  Tendency towards © IEF 15
  16. 16. Social Problems Linked to Sex Outside Marriage  Pornography  Prostitution  Rape  Children born out of wedlock  Domestic violence  Family © IEF 16
  17. 17. Limitation of Traditional Marriage  Sexual ignorance  Double standard  Marriages tolerated © IEF 17
  18. 18. Philosophical Underpinnings of the Sexual Revolution Freud —  Sex drive as strongest motive  Sexual repression as source of mental illness Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) founder of psychoanalysis © IEF 18
  19. 19. Philosophical Underpinnings of the Sexual Revolution Kinsey —  Need for frequent sexual outlets  Moral neutrality regarding sex  Illicit sex widespread Alfred Kinsey (1894-1956) - Sex Researcher © IEF 19
  20. 20. Kinsey Report — Biased  30% of the sample were prisoners and prostitutes  Statistics misinterpreted  Did illegal research on the sexuality of children Source: Judith A. Reisman, Ph.D, Soft Porn Plays Hardball,1991 © IEF 20
  21. 21. Philosophical Underpinnings of the Sexual Revolution Hefner —  Recreational sex, pornography and masturbation glamorized  Morality as mutual consent  Marriage and parenthood restrict freedom © IEF 21 Hugh Hefner (1926-), Founder of Playboy
  22. 22. Casual Sex Celebrated by Rock ‘N’ Roll © IEF 22
  23. 23. Sexually Permissive Ideas Go Mainstream  Sexual desire is uncontrollable  Sexual restraint is unhealthy  Sex outside marriage is normal © IEF 23
  24. 24. Culture of Uncommitted Sex Encourages immature tendency toward predatory sex  Males and females use each other © IEF 24

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