Naturally, we all like to think our daughters/nieces, and all young women would remain totally chaste up to their wedding day. However, in this day and age, I would not bet the farm on the percentage of those remaining so even approaches double digits.
Even the best parents’ kids can fall victim to hormones. Most emerge unscathed from a health perspective. But the reality is that some become pregnant; others develop disease. From what I’ve heard from my hospice nurse friend, it is a horrible, horrible disease, and we’re talking about its affecting very young people.
If a vaccine is available against that disease, why would people object to its being made available, with the opt-out proviso? I don’t believe it encourages pre-marital sex. That doesn’t seem to require much encouragement. Kids are inundated day in and day out from birth with sexual messages. How credible is it that a teen is going to say, whoopee, I’ve had my gardasil immunization, I can go out and have sex now?
The idea of oral sex not being sex (I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Monica Lewisnsky) has led to an alarming increase in oral cancer (HPV).
One more thing to mention to the thread.
Boys contact HPV too.
So where does that leave virgin brides if their husbands aren’t?
No, they aren't going to say it like that. But those things can make a difference at the margin. I remember myself deciding not to go forward with sex at the last moment due to the possible consequences. If the consequences are removed one by one... you have lost all obstacles to promiscuous behavior.