i think people nowadays have sex alot earlier in a relationship than maybe they should do..but at the end of the day we're all adults so it's our own choice i suppose..
just the way society is now, sex is not seen as nething special with a partner, it's just viewed as 'part and parcel' of a relationship
I don't believe that you have to be in love to have sex in the conventional sense. Indeed some people think that it is special, but old traditions have slowly been fading away and now, when in a relationship, you can still like each other and have sex rather than be in love. Correct me if I'm wrong but my interpretation of love is someone who you have formed a strong emotional attachment with and would prize above others. Unless love encompasses just liking each other then my opinion is you don't need to be in love to have sex.