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An Appraisal of the Axiological Dimension of Sexual Relationships among Adolescents

BOJ Omatseye, N Obiweluozor

Abstract


Once the adolescent experiences puberty, he becomes more sexually matured and begins to take new role as he identifies as a male or female sexual being. At this level of sexual maturation, and given the “new morality” too, they could become more difficult beings who care less about values concerning sexual matter. This tends to imply a misconception that the supposedly permissive sexual relationship with affection is immoral with negative undertone. In other words, one could say that the attitudes of adolescents towards dating, masturbation or even sexual intercourse are rather negative. Significantly, however, the crux of this article is to establish and appraise the axiological dimension of the permissive sexual relationship with affection, thereafter, suggests ways of educating adolescents for more positive disposition towards such sexual relationships.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.v5i6.28
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