Skip to comments.Why chastity pledges by U.S. teenagers don't always ring true
Posted on 12/30/2008 11:22:07 AM PST by vivalaoink
Why chastity pledges by U.S. teenagers don't always ring true
Teenagers who vow to remain virgins until they marry are just as likely to have pre-marital sex as other young people, a study has found.
But they are less likely to use birth control when they do sleep with a partner.
The idea of abstaining from sex until marriage has gained wider popularity in the U.S. in the last decade. The Jonas Brothers, a three-piece boy band, are among those vowing to wait until they are married.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Abstinence makes the hard grow fonder............
But Bubbafucco said the Lewinsky wasn’t sex.....!?!?!
For her...it wasn’t............
They seek validation of their own behavior.
Well I don’t think either one would lose their virginity with the things they were doing unless they went further later on. I am not sure how old you are but losing virginity means “going all the way. Not a BJ.”...lol.
I think biology is going to win over words here - How many of us were horny teens 6 days a week?
Couldn't find much of what is behind this study, but it does seem to be her area of focus (virginity pledges)
I do know that planned parenthood and other like to push this talking point. Not sure why the British Press would be interested in a US report by a private individual.
SEICUS is a sex positive teaching advocate (FOR active sexuality, it is a birthright, abstinence is unhealthy because it is a supression of sexual desires...)...
They are affiliated with some of these studies and have a side in this debate. Just saying that it would be nice if someone who comes to this issue WITH a conclusion already in mind were upfront about biases.
How many of us were ENCOURAGED to act on those impulses by parents and educators?
I say teach it anyway and maybe a few will abide by it. Obviously people are going to eventually do what they want but if you can save a few than isn’t that worth it?????
Its being difficult does not make it ridiculous. Courage is difficult. Is it therefore not a virtue?
Sheesh. For some in the media and even in positions of power, thought is clearly difficult. No wonder they quit doing it!
I’d say most teenagers words don’t ring true in most matters.
no shock there.
I dunno. Back in my teenage days, the only “Chastity Pledge” was pledging you were going to lose it before your buddies.
This study is deeply flawed. What else would you expect from liberals with an agenda?
I guess this further illustrates why minors aren’t held to legal binding contracts - it’s just not logical to assume they are going to keep them.
Abstinence makes the lap grow harder.
Can’t trust the media or the public education system. They have twisted facts to bash Christians before. I would like to know more aobut the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. I’m also curious as to why the article didn’t mention how much money is spent on sex education.
Biology has been winning since before we crawled out of the slime. A hard pedro has no conscience.
6 days a week?........mine had 7..........