In defining sobriety, we do not speak for those outside Sexaholics Anonymous. Thus, for the married sexaholic, sexual sobriety means having no form of sex with self or with persons other than the spouse.
In SA’s sobriety definition, the term “spouse” refers to one’s partner in a marriage between a man and a woman.
With the Pill, women were able to engage in the same behavior — but with a dramatically reduced risk of pregnancy.We don’t claim it’s for everybody, but for us, it works.If you identify with us and think you may share our problem, we’d like to share our solution with you (Sexaholics Anonymous, 2).The Rise of a Singles Culture Despite the social conservatives' agenda, as the decade progressed, societal emphases on virginity and marriage were slowly replaced by a celebration of single life and sexual exploration.Hugh Hefner put out a racy new magazine called Playboy that promoted bachelorhood and the swinging single life style." The author Pearl Buck took an even more dire doomsday approach to the Pill when she warned in a 1968 Reader's Digest article: "Everyone knows what The Pill is.It is a small object — yet its potential effect upon our society many be even more devastating than the nuclear bomb." Technology and Behavior In response to conservative attacks on the Pill, the developers of the Pill, John Rock and Gregory Pincus, argued that technology does not determine behavior.Despite the veneer of a chaste society and socially conservative morality, there was clinical research to back up their views.Studies have shown that unmarried women were having sex prior to the advent of the Pill.Feminists asserted that single women had the same sexual desires and should have the same sexual freedoms as everyone else in society.For feminists, the sexual revolution was about female sexual empowerment.