Skip to comments.Study: Abstinence May Lead to Risky Acts
Posted on 03/18/2005 1:46:46 PM PST by texaspirate
Study: Abstinence May Lead to Risky Acts
1 hour, 35 minutes ago U.S. National - AP
By MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Teens who pledge to remain virgins until marriage are more likely to take chances with other kinds of sex that increase the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, a study of 12,000 adolescents suggests.
The report by Yale and Columbia University researchers could help explain their earlier findings that teens who pledged abstinence are just as likely to have STDs as their peers. The latest study, published in the April issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, found that teens pledging virginity until marriage are more likely to have oral and anal sex than other teens who have not had intercourse. That behavior, however, "puts you at risk," said Hannah Brueckner, assistant professor of sociology at Yale and one of the study's authors
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Well, this is a new tack.
What a bunch of liberal BS.
When I read the headline I thought it was going to be about doing bad things with appliances!
what, not bad vision?
I don't buy this for a second. Prudes are just as likely to have STD's as sluts? No way.
I smell a DU plant.
ping to self for later pingout.
Welcome to FR. I'm not buyin' it.....
What about those who pledged chastity?
LOL. That too. And totally understandable when one considers where the people suggesting this have their heads placed.
dude, which "heads?"
don't know about that.....read another study awhile back that said the same thing.....the stats don't bear out why this occurs.....just like when I was young and told my parents I wouldn't go out and drink.......right???? and I grew up in a very Christian home but when you're young peers, hormones, whatever pull you in alot of different directions........don't put much faith though in any casual relationship
Pledging abstinence isn't the same as remaining abstinent.
Signing some sort of silly abstinence pledge does nothing to actually prevent kids from having sex, IMO.
Not from where I stand....
Go ahead, waiting for the next shot.
I don't want to start a flame war, but expecting a human being to be 100% chaste until they're married is getting a little unreasonable.
Consider the average age for marriage is now 26 or so.
The sort that sit atop the spinal column :)
"You can do bad things with appliances?"
and apple pies too.
No DU plant. Just lurked for awhile and decided to post on occasion.
But hey, its SCIENCE. So it should be accepted without question.
Nonsense and illogical
Not supposed to put metal in the microwave, I hear.
Maybe their could be a fudge factor of like 50 partners. Then I'd be right ............ oh never mind.
But condoms can fail even when used properly. If a vow of abstinence is kept, it's 100% effective :)
They forgot to mention sheep.
Consider the average age for marriage is now 26 or so.
Set expectations low, and your results will be low.
This may just be the difference between intentions and reality.
A previous study showed that teens who had pledged abstinence waited a bit longer to have sex, but that when they did (which they did at the same rates as those who had not taken any such pledge), they were much more likely to be "unprepared" -- i.e. no contraceptives, including STD-reducing condoms.
Why buy the horse when you can milk the cow for free?
So the point of the story is that teenagers should be required to experiment with sex so they don't don something stupid.
Who wants to bet the "researchers" are either from GLSEN which wants children to experiment with sex, pedophiles, or some other homo-advocacy group?
They're bringing back the hairy palm and blindness arguments against masturbation?
That's NOT the sex education we got on MY uncle's farm!
LOL - I wish you hadn't written that. It brings too many Aggie jokes to mind and I do not know how many Aggies are Freepers. I wouldn't want to insult them (Aggies that is).
so its either unprepared when young or unprepared when old.
It only tells me that preparation for older studends is better when they have matured rather that when they have yet to hit their teens.
Who sponsored this study? Abortion providers of america?
100% chaste as in doing NOTHING or just sex?
I can see sex abstinance being a good goal, but not all sexual activity.
It's sort of the worst of both worlds: abstinence pledges don't really work, but when the kids actually have sex, they don't use adequate protection.
Teenagers will have sex. Always have, always will.
Don't know if those groups specifically, but I would put money down that someone has an agenda behind this so called scientific study.
id'n that a variant of wha' michele jackson was saying:
--> if you don't masturbate you might rape someone?
"Condoms have a certain failure rate, but so do abstinence vows"
and that condom failure rate goes up if you are uneducated (abstinance only), for example when we where in HS we all carried condoms in our wallets, not knowing that we where breaking them down, making them more likely to break. Fortunately (sigh) I never got to use the one I carried around
It's more like "prudes" who pledge to do everything BUT vaginal intercourse are just as likely to have STD's as "sluts" who don't place such a priority on taking it up the butt.
I hate to break it to some of these guys and gals; but if you do the butt, and blow like a pro you are NOT a Virgin, even if your hymen is perfectly intact.
I have a difficult time equating anal sex with abstinence.
Captain Aceveda says 'What's so risky about sneaking a quickie from a streetwalker?'
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