Triggering one of the most intrigue aspects of humankind, sexuality has today emerged as a widely debated topic. In various cultures and sociologic aspects, sexuality is expressed as well as experienced through beliefs, attitudes, practices, behaviors, relationships, and desires. Being a significant part of human life, certain laws are also observed as applicable in this context, which further attempts to examine the issue as moral or immoral. Contextually, sexuality is recognized to be influenced by several factors, which include psychological, economic, cultural, ethical, religious and biological elements. Accordingly, the concepts of sexuality are seemed to be diverse from the perspectives of different cultures (Boonstra, 2011).
There are different forms of sexuality which include premarital sexuality, extramarital sexuality, and homosexual orientation as well as behaviors. Premarital sexuality is identified as a negative aspect in most of the cultures even today as it often leads to unreliable birth control and unwanted pregnancies, segregating the individuals from the main routine stream of the society bound by its laws. Premarital sexuality is determined to be affecting the personal as well as social development of an individual substantially. On a positive note, premarital sex relations might have been prohibited in the societies so as to restrict health issues arising due to sexuality and maintain a health as well as coordinated structure (Darroch, Singh & Frost, 2001).
In numerous societies, it is identified that extramarital sex is permissive. Moreover, in certain societies, extramarital sexuality is accepted due to the established social conditions. Presently, it is noted that same-sex marriage in the US, in the UK, and in some other countries are offered with legal rights and opportunities.