Teens who vow virginity have as much sex as others, more pregnancy,STDson December 31, 2008 at 9:18 am
Remember the lovely idea of convincing pre-teens to take a virginity pledge? Some parents turn it into a ceremony complete with a ring, a party, then kick back and reward themselves with complacent peace of mind. If you’re still inclined to go through with it, I suggest you don’t break the bank. You might want to follow the advice of the researchers mentioned earlier this week who found teens who
breakfasted with parents had sex later than those who skipped "the most important meal of the day."
After all of the solemn vowing and proud applause, does it work for the one in eight teens who take the vow? The answer is a resounding no. In fact, according to the journal Pediatrics, these teens are just as likely to have sex as those who haven’t vowed,and much more likely not to use condoms or any birth control method thanks to the abstinence only approach to sex ed. The research showed that the well intentioned ones were no different in their rates of premarital sex,anal and oral sex, and the likelihood of having a sexually transmitted disease. Revive mother and read on please.
Enjoy the ceremony if you are determined not to have that frank talk about sex, disease, and pregnancy. When surveyed, five years after taking the pledge, the subjects who were now aged 20 to 23 often denied or forgot that they’d ever taken such a vow.
Teens who vow virginity have as much sex as others, more pregnancy,STDs