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.
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I think Britney Spears took that pledge too.
Yes, clearly she has never had sex. LoL
My wife and I abstained until marriage, but that doesn’t mean it was easy. We weren’t exactly pure either. Just because you don’t do “it” doesn’t mean you are somehow “in the clear” if you made a commitment to abstain and still did things close to sex.
I could see why people with even less self-control on that issue could frankly go all the way. I know many who did and are pregnant now.
We never did a stupid pledge. We just knew we wanted to wait for religious reasons. I think the pledge thing is almost a joke, and it really isn’t helpful. Virtually nobody signing those dumb things actually keeps it.
Perhaps you were a Beatle....8 days a week!!!!
What, we needed a 300 word column? Because even chaste people get horny as a freaking toad. There. I just saved you a ton of paper and ink.
Pure as the driven snow. LoL
7 days without sex makes one weak.
I'm sure they'd all like to believe that ~ "newsies" do like their "unsafe sex" and all.
And that's the real point ~ look, back in the old days pranksters and whores would put up names with phone numbers in public phonebooths. These days all you gotta' do is call a reporter!
Certainly, the concept of a “virginity pledge” comes in somewhere on the scale between absurd and useless. If a teen is raised without the moral background to abstain from sex, a pledge won’t help; and if they are raised with that background the pledge is unnecessary.
Regardless, the way these news stories twist and spin you’d think that high schools were forcing their students to make these things. Nonsense, these are private individuals making decisions apart from the state apparatus - something liberals can’t stand.
Where is the study?
What were the criteria?
Where is the rull report of its methodology and results?
media and academia, dutifully preparing the ground for BO to launch a radical Planned Parenthood agenda
You are speaking to one. What would you like in the paper? :)
How many of these teens felt coerced into the initial pledge? For far less important things, the law (ass though it often is) realizes that it is difficult for teenagers to understand the ramifications of their word being their bond, so contracts with minors are unenforceable. Coercion also works against contract enforceability, even after the age of 18.
I realize this is a different situation, but if these pledges were made under peer, parental, or church pressure, they aren’t going to always stand up when pressures of a different sort come to the fore.
And, before I’m asked, the thought of a virginity pledge was far from my mind when I was a teen.
The cure for nymphomania————wedding cake and a ring.
Don’t know if I should post this but it seems relevant.
A good friend of the family was very active in beauty pagents. She was very talented and of course, beautiful. Well, she became Miss -———. And she was very close, very close,to becoming Miss America.
Anyway, her “platform” or whatever was chastity until marriage. NO SEX!!!till I got that ring, bud. Did I say we’re from a small town? So, to be true to her pledge she didn’t have intercourse. OH NO!!! She let her boyfriend do her, ah, up the....ah, in the...ah, well you know. Where the sun don’t shine. Yes, really.
Something is wrong here.
In 2006, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health partnered with The Lancet to say that 665,000 Iraqis had been killed since the US occupation began.
“An article in the Wall Street Journal by Steven Moore, who worked as a pollster for the coalition authorities in Iraq, attacked the sampling: “The key to the validity of cluster sampling is to use enough cluster points. In their 2006 report... the Johns Hopkins team says it used 47 cluster points for their sample of 1,849 interviews. This is astonishing: I wouldn’t survey a junior high school, no less an entire country, using only 47 cluster points.”
It is also important to note that: “the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health receives nearly 20 percent of all federal research funds awarded to the 39 U.S. schools of public health.”
Heavily federally funded and using questionable statistical methods?