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Premarital Sex

  • By: Daniel Renfrow & Dylan Bruce
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

Premarital sex has traditionally referred to sexual intercourse within a heterosexual romantic relationship that eventually led to marriage. This definition emphasized both the timing of the first sexual intercourse (i.e., before marriage) and with whom one engages in sex (i.e., a ...

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