ERIC Number: EJ634019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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The First Time/Das Erstes Mal: Approaches to Virginity Loss in U.S. and German Teen Magazines.
Carpenter, Laura M.
Youth & Society, v33 n1 p31-61 Sep 2001
Examined 76 stories about virginity loss, using ethnographic content analysis, from German and U.S. teen magazines. A substantial proportion of all sexuality-related material in the magazines concerned virginity. Both publications depicted virginity loss as a unique, salient sexual turning point and made similar recommendations for virginity loss. German editors see early sexual experiences as essentially positive in nature. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Germany