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By Professor Elina Haavio-Mannila;Dr Osmo Kontula;Dr Anna Rotkirch

This research provides us with an insightful sociological exploration of sexual perform inside of 5 types of courting and from various views of gender and age: lifelong love, serial loves, looking, devitalized family and parallel relations.Based at the autobiographies of just about 200 adults in Finland, those real-life stories replicate the way sexuality has developed, either in the life of the person, and over generations. additionally tested is the impression of significant ancient occasions on love and sexual relationships - from battle to monetary hindrance - and that of the 'spirit of the age,' from the emancipatory zeal of the Sixties to the new-age holistic beliefs within the Nineteen Eighties.

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34M61) Sexuality in Youth 39 Medical manuals or encyclopaedias were not mentioned by any authors of the older generation as sources of sexual information. Younger people used these books actively. My feet took me to the library and to the encyclopaedia, and it opened to the letter ‘s’ as if by itself. The pages on sexual matters were nearly black from countless, dirty boys’ hands. (129M45) Most writers reserved particular praise for the medical manual series as a source of sexual information. I read and wrote a lot as a child, and when I was in elementary school, one of my favourites reads was a fine, and at the time modern, series of medical manuals, from which I obtained correct information early on about the birth of children and sexual matters in general.

These frequently occurring partnership types differ from each other in three respects. The first difference is the number of love and sex relationships, the second one is the time dimension, that is, whether the relationships are consecutive or parallel, and the third difference is the quality of the relationship, that is, whether it is based on love, still vital and happy or not. Our relationship types remind us of those identified by John F. Cuber and Peggy B. Harroff (1965), who distinguished between total, vital, devitalised and conflict-ridden couples.

When contrasting these typical accounts with the memories of the youngest generation, it was also apparent how this morality has now lost its dominating grip. Only one in ten women of the generation of gender equalisation wrote about being taught sexual restraint. As introductory examples of this shift in sexual morality, we shall cite four sexual autobiographies. The first fragment is from a story of a retired cleaning woman of the generation of sexual restraint who received sex information from her cousin: When I was fourteen, an older cousin visited us.

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