Originally posted by Uniceft17
Minors are going to have sex, abstinence doesn't work, but even with the facts shoved in their face they still don't agree with it?
Just face it, their is no such thing as abstinence to the average American teen, (or any teen as a matter of fact) so they should be educated on the
consequences of unsafe sex.
Okay, I think you're lacking a little faith for the teenager population here. Yes, I have to admit, there is so much vile crap in todays society that
it is pretty much impossible for teenagers to get away from the notion that "yes, casual sex is okay." If you listen to your average "popular"
radio station for just 10 minutes, you will find most of the songs (evidently ganster rap or hip-hop) will promote casual and dangerous sex. You watch
TV, and you see the same thing. Heck, there is a movie coming out called "Young People Fu**ing"! What have we come to? Something as precious and
intimate as you can get has been skewed and twisted to make it look like something you do to have fun, put on the same plain as Drinking and Drugs. It
But like I said before, you lack faith in the teenagers of today. There is a movment for change, although small. I am one of them. (Yes, I am a
) I'll get a bit personal here. Me and my girlfriend have been going out for almost 2 years, very long for such young people I guess you
could say. But we are both avid believers in keeping sex something that should be confined within marriage. But most people would say that's just
because of the religion we believe. Now, I would admit that yes, our religious belief system is a major influence in how we play out our lives, but
when it comes to having sex or not having sex, there is so much more than just religion. It's about the amount of gain versus the amount of loss if
one (or two in this case) would commit such actions. From my own point of view, there is so much to be lost if I were to partake in such actions as
opposed to not having sex. Sex, when outside of marriage, is such a risking thing because of what can happen. Not only can you contract STD's, which
is probably the most obvious thing to all teenagers (risk of dissaease) but also what happens if she gets pregnant? Sometimes "safe sex" is not
enough, and people screw up. Then, you have a baby when your 17 and the entire course of your life is thrown off. I haven't even thouched on the
emotional side of this issue yet, but I will.
Teenagers who are granted such glorious privileges such as education and a good home and good parents, a part-time job, money, and other luxuries
should take advantage of this, but not in a bad way. We are lucky to have such education systems (yes, one could argue that they are corrupt, bias,
and falling apart, but let's think positive for a little bit.) are granted such a bright future. University, collage. But in our society today, we
are thrown constant messages and lies telling us to "live for what feels good" and "live for the moment." I find this all BS. No, we do not need
to constantly worry about tomorrow, or next year, but we need to consider where we will be in that time. So many teenagers are out doing drugs and
partying, living for the now, doing what will make them happiest in the next 24 hours instead of striving to create themselves a bright future. Sure,
me and my girlfriend are sacrificing having a good time now, but at the cost of what? Our futures will be brighter? We won't be at risk of diseases
or Pregnancy, or extreme, un-necessary emotional attachment?
Our society needs to become aware not just of the physical risks of sex, because that is what people are already striving for, but the emotional
risks, and long term amounts of EPIC FAIL that pregnancy and sex can cause, making people want to obstain, or at the very least, make a logical
decisicion based on something other than hormones before they do such an action.
If you're going to have sex for the very first time, there will be something inside of you that will stay with that person forever, weather they will
be your future spouse or not, and for that, I believe, it would damage someone like myself.
I don't want my future screwed up, I don't want my body screwed up, and I don't want my relationships with friends, family, God, or my girlfriend
screwed up. To me, sex looks so much more appealing within the context of marrige, and that is what needs to be taught. None of this "Oh, well if
your committed and it feels right, then do what feels good" BS. But, if no one listens, then prepare for increased birthrates, and higher diseases
amung sexually active peoples. Life is survival of the fittest, and if people want to screw up their lives in such ways, emotionally and physically,
they can't complain when their stuck at their fast-food job making minimum wage, just trying to keep food on the table for their girlfriend and baby,
barely able to make ends meet.
I tell you, teen sex leads to so much more than just a good time.
I have respect for my girlfriends body, and she has respect for mine. We have bright futures together, and we don't want anything to screw it up. I
for one, will not let corrupt Holly-wood society influence me.
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