Coming of Age in New Jersey: College and American Culture

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lips found his. He entered me as we kissed. He held me tightly against him, his chest pressing against mine. We fucked wildly. His hips pumped madly between my own legs. We then climaxed together.

There we lay, our arms and legs intertwined, my face buried in his chest. He lifted my chin and told me how much he loved me. After twelve years of marriage, we could still have a great sex life.--Senior female


Further Comments
1 / See chapter 5 for an explanation of these papers. As in chapter 5, they are quoted without correction of spelling, punctuation, or grammar.
2 / These figures were based on what the students chose to say in their papers in 1986. As indicated in chapter 5, in 1987 I circulated a more conventional, more directive sex questionnaire through an undergraduate class taking the same course, and the curve of reported ages for first times showed a slightly different distribution. Both for women and for men it peaked earlier, in the eleventh- and twelfth-grade years of high school, with males reporting earlier sexual comings-of-age than females. Of the reporting nonvirgins, 70 percent of the men and 62 percent of the women said they had lost their virginity before arriving at college. And, as noted in chapter 5, among students with about the same college-age distributions as those in the 1986 class, the reported virginity rate at the time the papers were written was the same for women on the 1987 questionnaire as in the 1986 papers (one in five) but lower for men (one in eight). Ninety-six women and fifty-five men returned these questionnaires in 1987, less than half the students enrolled in the course.

In his 1980 data from Douglass, Weis had a reported women's virginity rate of 35 percent, higher than in my sample. But he does not indicate the ages or college classes of his respondents ( Weis 1985). If they were mostly freshmen and sophomores, his figures would be comparable to those suggested here.

Working with a 1981 collegiate data set from almost eight hundred female and male subjects in northern California, most of them freshmen and sophomores, Hildebrand and Abramowitz ( 1984) found that 40 percent of the females reported they were virgins

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Contents ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Preface xv
  • One / Orientation 1
  • Further Comments 20
  • Two / "What College is Really Like" 25
  • Further Comments 62
  • Three / a Year on Hasbrouck Fourth 71
  • Further Comments 125
  • Four / Race and Individualism 141
  • Further Comments 168
  • Five / Sex 181
  • Further Comments 231
  • Six / Sex in College 247
  • Further Comments 266
  • Seven / the Life of the Mind 271
  • Further Comments 310
  • Appendix One on Method 327
  • Appendix Two on Typicality 331
  • Further Comments 336
  • References Cited 341
  • Index 347
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