Let’s Discuss? Would you rather choose the Chicken or the Egg?

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In the 2012 Marriage Study. new study by psychological scientist Paige Harden of the University of Texas at Austin. The study found that the later a person first had sexual intercourse not only corresponded with a higher education level and household income, but also found they were less likely to be dissatisfied with their relationships in adulthood.

However,  the study also found that these latecomers were also less likely to be married and have fewer romantic relationships.

The report used data from the National Longitudinal Study on Adolescent Health that followed 1659 sibling pairs who were followed from the age of 16 to young adulthood (roughly around 29). But the study had a particular method of categorizing ages and sexual experience: “Early” sexual intercourse was younger than the age of 15, so called “on-time” was 15 to 19 and “later” was over 19.

So let’s discuss, would you rather wait to have sex with your partner before you really feel he is the right one, or would you want to have sex early in the relationship as an indicator of your compatibility?

 

 

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Keith has over a decade of experience in the field, counseling and coaching individuals, couples, teens and their parents to help them improve their relationships and their ability to achieve their personal goals. For the past seven years Keith has developed specific programs to help teens and their families achieve success in all facets of their lives that may have eluded them in the past. Academics, relationships, athletics, college preparation and applications, goal setting and developing specific plans are areas where working with Keith as a Coach can help young people set the patterns that promise a brilliant future. He works with couples to help them achieve the kind of relationship they envisioned when they first made their commitment to each other. Strengthening communication and revitalizing their understanding and empathy for each other helps couples regain the romance and closeness they long for – even in their everyday “real” world. Having a coach is like having a GPS for life. Keith can help you get a realistic picture of where you are and focus on the best path forward toward your goals. Unlike counseling, coaching focuses on the future, not the past.

2 thoughts on “Let’s Discuss? Would you rather choose the Chicken or the Egg?”

  1. I am old school, all the way! I believe in NOT living together before marriage, and preferably, sex after the vows. I also believe that marriage is required BEFORE babies! My husband and I did not live together before marriage, and though we had sex before marriage, I often wish we had waited. We were married 3 years before our first child. The results…17 years of marriage, next month, solid partners, best friends, and no regrets!!!

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