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Is promiscuity a problem? I don't think so. Women having children before they are able to care for them? That's a problem. The problem isn't promiscuity, it's a lack of access to birth control.
The way to improve relationships is to teach young people how to behave ethically in relationships. American public schools don't do it. Most churches don't do it. I believe it's the main focus of Jewish religious education, and know that it is the main focus of Unitarian Universalist religious education.21
Well, I would reword it to say what can we do for the younger generation of men and women to lessen promiscuity, increase sexual and personal accountability, & improve relationships. Why direct it at only women,21
And the men? What about them? What can we do for the younger generation of MEN to lessen promiscuity?15
What Girls & Guys Said
Uhm like I wish my sister doesn't start dating until she is 18 but from there on it's her own decision to make how she wanna act and etc.18
You'll never change it. It is what it is. However women do need to take accountability more for their actions. Too many blame others especially men for their actions in the past30
It's a cycle. Women being married off at age 16 as property is coming down the pipeline.2
Nothing defeats a neurotransmitter addiction. Sex and orgasms are the best drugs there are.0
People are individuals and will choose what they think is best in the moment of choosing.10
Be non promiscuous, responsible parents.25
To start, it being best to recall that there is no chance of perfecting the imperfectible. That human beings will conduct themselves in ways that are not only harmful to others but to themselves and thus ultimately society as a whole. So any answer to this question must be read with nuance and caution.
That said, it has been well said that "Americans do not raise children, they incite them." The impulse is to indulge "authenticity" and to say that feeling matters more than thought. This particularly true in populist phases such as the one the USA - and indeed much of the Western world - is experiencing at this point in time.
The message of such periods is that "the common man" is the font of all virtue. That the institutions and "elites" of society are corrupt and oppressive. That therefore the key is to allow the "common man" to be "free" and to give creedence to his (or her) feelings and to govern society not according to standardized rules, but by the "conscience" of the individual.
In such a context, the culture has seen a rise in promiscuity - with all its' concomitant costs in unwanted pregnancy, child abuse, rape, and a host of other abominations - and also in crime, corruption and many other vices. The human being, left unrestrained by morals and laws, is a savage - and not Rousseau's "noble savage," either.
Rather simply a beast. Suffice to say that a conglomeration - it is really too much to call it a society - of beings will be a dark and ugly place. In that context, the younger generation will give in to its' worst instincts and behaviors and things like promiscuity will increase exponentially, the costs of such vices being only considered later after the damage is done.
Long story short, the key to things like promiscuity - and again, being imperfect beings it can only ever be reduced, not eliminated - is to raise children according to a moral order. To teach them discipline and self-restraint. To refuse to indulge their feelings simply because they are feelings and to insist on excellence and virtue. This not only in terms of the individual and the family, but the society as a whole. Recalling that we shape our laws and then our laws shape us. As the writer George F. Will put it, "statecraft is soulcraft."
It is not a simple and easy answer, nor is it one that can be done overnight. There is no magic button to be pushed that will solve human vice and indeed, to repeat one more time, vice is an irreducible fact of the human condition. It can be restrained and limited, but never eliminated.
The flaw in the premise of the question is its implicit assumption that there is one or two things that we can do "for the younger generation," that will lessen promiscuity. There is not.
Rather, the most the society can do is insist on standards of excellence, and stigmatize and where necessary punish, infractions of excellence - and accept no excuses for the failure to meet those standards. It has been done before.
The pendulum will swing back and forth. Think of the Victorian era. Think of the 1950s and even as recently as the 1980s and 90s. Not perfect periods by any means, but eras when standards were high and vice was stigmatized and minimized. It being noted that the pendulum will swing back and forth - until it stops. (Given human vice, it stops in decadence and mayhem. All things tending toward entropy.)
See? That is all "we" must do.