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Study: Abstinence May Lead to Risky Acts
Yahoo via AP ^ | Mar 18, 2005 | MATT APUZZO

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

(Excerpt) Read more at story.news.yahoo.com ...


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KEYWORDS: abstinence; riskybehavior; std; teens
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It took a couple of times to get the gest of this story.
1 posted on 03/18/2005 1:46:49 PM PST by texaspirate
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To: texaspirate

Well, this is a new tack.


2 posted on 03/18/2005 1:47:53 PM PST by mewzilla (Has CBS retracted the story yet?)
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To: texaspirate

What a bunch of liberal BS.


3 posted on 03/18/2005 1:48:14 PM PST by bahblahbah
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To: Junior

When I read the headline I thought it was going to be about doing bad things with appliances!


4 posted on 03/18/2005 1:48:56 PM PST by cjshapi
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To: mewzilla

what, not bad vision?


5 posted on 03/18/2005 1:49:19 PM PST by ken5050 (The Dem party is as dead as the NHL)
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To: texaspirate

I don't buy this for a second. Prudes are just as likely to have STD's as sluts? No way.


6 posted on 03/18/2005 1:49:54 PM PST by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: texaspirate
texaspirate signed up on Mar 14, 2005.

I smell a DU plant.

7 posted on 03/18/2005 1:50:28 PM PST by Paul C. Jesup
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ping to self for later pingout.


8 posted on 03/18/2005 1:51:03 PM PST by little jeremiah (Resisting evil is our duty or we are as responsible as those promoting it)
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To: texaspirate
So, are we to believe that if teens do not chose abstinence, that they will be LESS LIKELY to engage in risky sex acts?

Un'friggin beliveable...

9 posted on 03/18/2005 1:51:20 PM PST by Fury
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To: texaspirate

Welcome to FR. I'm not buyin' it.....


10 posted on 03/18/2005 1:51:25 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: texaspirate

What about those who pledged chastity?


11 posted on 03/18/2005 1:51:37 PM PST by Frumious Bandersnatch
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To: ken5050

LOL. That too. And totally understandable when one considers where the people suggesting this have their heads placed.


12 posted on 03/18/2005 1:51:39 PM PST by mewzilla (Has CBS retracted the story yet?)
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To: mewzilla

dude, which "heads?"


13 posted on 03/18/2005 1:52:23 PM PST by ken5050 (The Dem party is as dead as the NHL)
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To: Admin Moderator

Duplicate


14 posted on 03/18/2005 1:52:28 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: cjshapi
You can do bad things with appliances?
15 posted on 03/18/2005 1:52:30 PM PST by Junior (FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC)
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To: bahblahbah

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


16 posted on 03/18/2005 1:54:17 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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To: texaspirate
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.

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.

17 posted on 03/18/2005 1:54:31 PM PST by Modernman ("They're not people, they're hippies!"- Cartman)
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To: Junior

Not from where I stand....

Go ahead, waiting for the next shot.


18 posted on 03/18/2005 1:54:32 PM PST by cjshapi
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To: Frumious Bandersnatch

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.


19 posted on 03/18/2005 1:54:35 PM PST by ruiner
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To: ken5050
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The sort that sit atop the spinal column :)

20 posted on 03/18/2005 1:54:37 PM PST by mewzilla (Has CBS retracted the story yet?)
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To: Junior

"You can do bad things with appliances?"

and apple pies too.


21 posted on 03/18/2005 1:55:04 PM PST by AngieGOP (I never met a woman who became a stripper because she played with Barbie dolls as a kid.)
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To: Paul C. Jesup

No DU plant. Just lurked for awhile and decided to post on occasion.


22 posted on 03/18/2005 1:56:12 PM PST by texaspirate
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To: texaspirate
And drinking water makes one more likely to drown. And breathing makes one more susceptible to suffocation.

But hey, its SCIENCE. So it should be accepted without question.

23 posted on 03/18/2005 1:56:21 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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Comment #24 Removed by Moderator

Nonsense and illogical


25 posted on 03/18/2005 1:57:23 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!!!)
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To: Junior
You can do bad things with appliances?

Not supposed to put metal in the microwave, I hear.

26 posted on 03/18/2005 1:58:03 PM PST by JohnnyZ ("Thought I was having trouble with my adding. It's all right now." - Clint Eastwood)
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To: ruiner

Maybe their could be a fudge factor of like 50 partners. Then I'd be right ............ oh never mind.


27 posted on 03/18/2005 1:58:09 PM PST by mlbford2 ("Never wrestle with a pig; you can't win, you just get filthy, and the pig loves it...")
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To: theorique
Condoms have a certain failure rate, but so do abstinence vows. Interesting article.

But condoms can fail even when used properly. If a vow of abstinence is kept, it's 100% effective :)

28 posted on 03/18/2005 1:58:28 PM PST by mewzilla (Has CBS retracted the story yet?)
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To: texaspirate

They forgot to mention sheep.


29 posted on 03/18/2005 1:58:38 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ruiner
I've done it and I'm well-beyond 26.

Set expectations low, and your results will be low.

30 posted on 03/18/2005 1:59:52 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture ("... But the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.")
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To: theorique

This may just be the difference between intentions and reality.


31 posted on 03/18/2005 2:01:12 PM PST by hunter112 (Total victory, both in the USA and the Middle East!)
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To: NorCalRepub; Modernman

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.


32 posted on 03/18/2005 2:01:22 PM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: hunter112

Why buy the horse when you can milk the cow for free?


33 posted on 03/18/2005 2:01:55 PM PST by durasell (Friends are so alarming, My lover's never charming...)
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To: texaspirate

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?


34 posted on 03/18/2005 2:03:13 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: texaspirate

They're bringing back the hairy palm and blindness arguments against masturbation?


35 posted on 03/18/2005 2:03:34 PM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: durasell

That's NOT the sex education we got on MY uncle's farm!


36 posted on 03/18/2005 2:06:08 PM PST by hunter112 (Total victory, both in the USA and the Middle East!)
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To: Cicero

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).


37 posted on 03/18/2005 2:06:11 PM PST by texaspirate
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To: GovernmentShrinker

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?


38 posted on 03/18/2005 2:08:45 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: texaspirate
First the story is by Associated Press and secondly it was used by Yahoo News. These first two strikes are enough to not believe the story but the twisted logic provides it a death sentence normally preserved for voodoo science.

Muleteam1

39 posted on 03/18/2005 2:09:19 PM PST by Muleteam1
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To: CounterCounterCulture

100% chaste as in doing NOTHING or just sex?

I can see sex abstinance being a good goal, but not all sexual activity.


41 posted on 03/18/2005 2:09:34 PM PST by ruiner
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To: GovernmentShrinker

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.


42 posted on 03/18/2005 2:10:39 PM PST by Modernman ("They're not people, they're hippies!"- Cartman)
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To: longtermmemmory
"Who wants to bet the "researchers" are either from GLSEN which wants children to experiment with sex, pedophiles, or some other homo-advocacy group?"

Don't know if those groups specifically, but I would put money down that someone has an agenda behind this so called scientific study.

43 posted on 03/18/2005 2:10:54 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: texaspirate

id'n that a variant of wha' michele jackson was saying:

--> if you don't masturbate you might rape someone?


44 posted on 03/18/2005 2:12:09 PM PST by ken21 ( today's luxury development. tomorrow's slum.)
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To: ken5050

Hairy palms.


45 posted on 03/18/2005 2:13:00 PM PST by My2Cents (America is divided along issues of morality, between the haves and the have-nots.)
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To: theorique

"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


46 posted on 03/18/2005 2:19:53 PM PST by Ignatius J Reilly
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To: Rodney King
Prudes are just as likely to have STD's as sluts? No way.

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.

47 posted on 03/18/2005 2:19:57 PM PST by JohnnyZ ("Thought I was having trouble with my adding. It's all right now." - Clint Eastwood)
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To: Rodney King

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.


48 posted on 03/18/2005 2:20:02 PM PST by Mylo
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To: texaspirate

I have a difficult time equating anal sex with abstinence.


49 posted on 03/18/2005 2:20:30 PM PST by Minn
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To: texaspirate

Captain Aceveda says 'What's so risky about sneaking a quickie from a streetwalker?'


50 posted on 03/18/2005 2:21:11 PM PST by HitmanLV
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