Premarital sex among the Muslim youth in Malaysia / Laetitia Mughni M. Yussli…[et al.]

M. Yussli, Laetitia Mughni and Saiful Rizal, Nur Adlina Aleesha and Shaharudin, Nur Syazwani and Sarji, Nurul Atikah and Abdul Majid, Puteri Aida Sakeena (2019) Premarital sex among the Muslim youth in Malaysia / Laetitia Mughni M. Yussli…[et al.]. e-Journal of Media & Society (e-JOMS), 3. pp. 1-15. ISSN 2682-9193


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Islam recognizes the sexual needs of a human being for the purpose of procreation and pleasure. However, the fulfilment of sexual needs of Muslims must be made in a conscientious manner that is within the lawful framework of marriage. Premarital sex carries a lot of consequences, which explains why it is highly forbidden by most Muslim countries including Malaysia which involves one in high risk of sexually transmitted disease (STD) and HIV/AIDS. In Malaysia, There are over 257 million births listed exclusive of the father's name, which proves that premarital sex is an actively occurring activity. The main method used in this study is a semi-structured interview. This study adopts the cultivation theory that was proposed by George Gerbner in the 1960s and 1970s. According to the theory, people who watch television frequently tend to be influenced by the message it portrays. The findings revealed that the main drive of premarital sex activities is love and media. Post involvement in the activity shows that people were either regretful or happier with their action. The advice given to those who are thinking of involving or already involving is to have a stronger faith in religion, do not be easily influenced by peer pressure, develop self-control, implement sex education, set priorities and encourage early marriage.


Item Type: Article
M. Yussli, Laetitia Mughni
Saiful Rizal, Nur Adlina Aleesha
Shaharudin, Nur Syazwani
Sarji, Nurul Atikah
Abdul Majid, Puteri Aida Sakeena
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Social change > Causes
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Human sexuality. Sex
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > The family. Marriage. Home > Youth. Adolescents. Teenagers
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Alor Gajah Campus > Faculty of Communication and Media Studies
Journal or Publication Title: e-Journal of Media & Society (e-JOMS)
UiTM Journal Collections: Others > e-Journal of Media and Society
ISSN: 2682-9193
Volume: 3
Page Range: pp. 1-15
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Item ID: 29342
Uncontrolled Keywords: Causes; Premarital sex; Youth; Muslims; Islam

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