Abstinence is the only form of birth control that is 100% effective – in both preventing pregnancies and most sexually transmitted infections. If you choose to be abstinent, then you have decided not to have any type of sexual relations. Learn some of the reasons why people choose to abstain as well as the benefits from this behavior. Discover the difference between continuous and complete abstinence. Read advice on how to stay abstinent and when to make the decision about using abstinence as your contraceptive method. Possible pitfalls people face when choosing this method are also examined.
Everyone has their own way of raising children. This sometimes causes problems while deciding on what children should learn in school. A child’s upbringing is vital in determining what they will grow up to be. It is hard enough to raise a child, but it is even harder when you have to watch society as well. In today’s age there are a lot of things that parents cannot shield their child from seeing that used to be easy to hide. So much can be easily accessed through the touch of a finger. Which is why children need more education on what is happening in the world now. Schools are the safest place to talk to children about how the times have changed. While some schools cater to religion being taught the same thing is not set in place for sex
Adhering to your religious and personal beliefs in a society where there have been generational shifts in attitudes toward nonmarital sex is challenging. These changes in sexual attitudes and behaviors are connected to growing cultural individualism in the United States. When a culture places more importance on the desires of the self and less on social rules, more relaxed attitudes toward sexuality are the almost inevitable result. You are faced with the decision of conforming to a society where the acceptance of premarital sex is at an all time high. Yet, your religion and personal beliefs have shaped your moral compass, which makes it evident that you do not wish to stray away from your decision of abstaining from sex until marriage. In efforts to assist you in effectively communicating your desires to your girlfriend we will evaluate your relationship through key communication concepts such as: culture, Social Exchange Theory, Social Penetration Theory, listening, and Self-Discrepancy Theory. .
While sex is an act of love and trust, a lot of people throw it around as though it were a football. Many people regret their first sexual encounter because of who they did it with or because they weren’t ready, but they continue to perform the act because they feel that since they already lost their innocence, there is no use in staying abstinent. However, just because one has had sex does not mean they have lost their innocence. Sex is an act of growing and learning, not of losing self-respect and innocence. Sex should be seen as a natural act of mankind that one should not be ashamed of; however, it really depends on who the person is and how they feel about themselves. Through the stories of The Epic of Gilgamesh, “Degradation in Erotic Life”, and “Sex”, the reader can see that the act of sexual intercourse will not cause a loss of innocence as long as one is confident in themselves.
In conclusion safe sex is no sex. You learned about contraceptives like condoms, and pills. You learned about emergency contraceptives like Plan-B, or One-Day. You also learned where to get, and use them. If you’re going to have sex be safe because if you’re not you may regretted the consequences later
The issue of the paper Misinformed and Unprotected is that Abstinence-only programs lack to inform teens about sexual contact because the system is current set up as only teaching teens to not have sexual contact till marriage, leaving out important information for teens who what to learn how to be safe with sexual contact. The writer’s position on the paper is that the education system should be changed to inform teens more than just wait till marriage to have sex. The evidence list is that Abstinence-only education advocates claim that abstinence-only programs prevent premarital sex, but that the programs need to stop being publicly funded because these programs may make those who have suffered from sexual abuse feel ashamed and unwilling
After reading about the abstinence experience assignment, giving up the daytime show “The Young and the Restless” came to mind. However, my immediate answer to myself was “no way.” I attempted to think of something else that would be more difficult. I find it odd that dieting did not come to mind during my pre-contemplation stage. I kept trying to come up with something other than giving up my favorite show. I attempted to minimize the impact that missing the show would have on me by telling myself that the Young and the Restless show really is not be a big deal ; I needed to find something else that would give me a true feel for what a person who is attempting to abstain from drug use would experience. However, I decided
While in high school, most teenagers between the ages 13-17, will have attended at least one sex education class. Instead of using the “Abstinence- Only” approach, schools should consider on teaching students the “Safe- Sex” approach to increase their knowledge on potential health risks involving sex. Increasing their knowledge not only increases their awareness, but lets them use their knowledge in the real world and let them form their own decisions, whether they be bad or good.
An author’s poetry can be analyzed depending on the reader, how they read it, and the context the reader uses for the author’s choice of words. Sharon Olds is an American poet born in 1942; her first published book of poems was in 1980. Olds is an expressive writer that writes about the intimate topics of life, “Like Whitman, Sharon Olds celebrates the body and writes about it without shame” (Norton Anthology 856). Olds’s poems go beyond just intimacy, they explore the crevices of each subject and gives a new perspective of them. Olds is a confessional poetry writer which, means the author uses “I” in the poems.
The American government considers itself a knight in shining armor fighting the ugly dragon of injustice, and hate. In reality, it looks more like a bum, racking up debt and enforcing ignorance and intolerance. The IRB, institutional review board, limits anthropologists from studying people they consider “vulnerable”. These are groups that include: "prisoners, terminally ill persons, children, people with mental illness, and pregnant women”. When the government bodies prohibit anthropologists from studying people who fall on the fringes of these categories, they hinder understanding. having more data about these individuals may be key to fixing the hate directed towards these demographics. governments regulation on anthropologists enforces a system of hate and ignorance.
Where in the first world would one expect the teen pregnancy rate to be the highest? Surprisingly, it is the United States that has the highest teen pregnancy rate of any first world country, more than double the rate of twenty other first world countries and almost ten times greater than that of Switzerland. While some of the disparity can be attributed to factors such as income inequality, the presence of abstinence only education has a major impact on birth and STD rates in the United States in comparison to other countries with more comprehensive programs. It is clear that this difference in approaches has a significant effect, and the United States needs to act to ensure the health of its citizens. Urgent actions are necessary
Five seventh grade students in a New Orleans middle school were asked how to prevent HIV/AIDS and pregnancy. They believe, eating a hot pepper after sex will prevent STD's and unwanted pregnancy. These students attended an abstinence-only education school where they are prohibited to discuss condoms and other contraceptives to prevent STD and pregnancy (Woebse, 709-710). Since 2014 the U.S teen pregnancy birth rate dropped to 24.2 per 1000 women, 9% lower than 2013(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). With abstinence-only education being taught, could abstinence-only education be credited for the decline? Does the thought of eating hot peppers after engaging in a sexual act scare teens enough to be abstinent? Or are teens learning
Another reason that abstinence-only education should be the only sex education taught in schools is that it is non-negotiable that abstinence is effective in preventing pregnancy and most STIs. While other forms of sex education are controversial, and cannot be agreed upon by parents, educators, or the government, abstinence is factually the best practice in birth control. There is no moral opposition to staying abstinent as there is to other forms of birth control, and it is supported by many religions as the best way of life as it has “psychological, social, and economic advantages” along with reflecting the teachings of many churches (Ballaro & Ginsburg, 2016). If abstinence-only education teaches the only infallible form of birth control,
It has been almost thirty three years since the first federal funding was put to use in “. . . sex education programs that promote abstinence-only-until-marriage to the exclusion of all other approaches . . .” according to the article “Sex education” (2010) published by “Opposing Viewpoints in Context;” a website that specializes in covering social issues. Since then a muddy controversy has arisen over whether that is the best approach. On one hand is the traditional approach of abstinence (not having sex before marriage), and on the other is the idea that what is being done is not enough, and that there needs to be a more comprehensive approach. This entails not only warning against sex, but also teaching teens about how to have