Persuasion Speech Against Premarital Sex Essay

626 Words Aug 3rd, 2011 3 Pages
Sex. It’s everywhere. I mean, you meet a girl, take her out, one thing leads to another, she leans in close and suddenly your mind is thinking “This is it, I am getting lucky tonight.” I’m here today to talk about premarital sex. Premarital sex is a huge problem in society today.
According to a 2002 survey by the Guttmacher Institute, data shows that “by age 20, 75% had had premarital sex, by age 44, 95% of respondents had engaged in premarital sex” (Finer). This is a high, but not surprising number. What the study didn’t show, and truly the most important factor is how many of them were aware of all the repercussions. There are many things which need to be fully considered before jumping between the sheets.
Probably the most obvious
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If it were not a big step there would be no point to get married. After all, why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? Maybe our mothers really did have it right all those years ago. Hopefully, my talk today will get you to think about the ramifications of sex before marriage. People should hold themselves to a higher standard. Additionally, we should have enough confidence in ourselves to realize that we don’t need to have sex with someone to impress them or make them “love” us. Sex should be a result of love, not the motivating factor.

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