Reasons for Abstinence

10 Disadvantages of Contraception

Ten Disadvantages of Contraception*

1.

Separates sex from LIFE

2.

Fuels the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs/ STIs)

3.

Cheapens women (and men)

4.

Some methods can cause early abortion

5.

Promotes promiscuity

6.

Is costly and unhealthy

7.

Damages romance

8.

Unleases the sex drive

9.

Undermines love, marriage, family and society

10.

               Damages the human heart and the Whole Person:               emotionally, socially, intellectually, physically, and morally/spiritually (that is, your inner-most being)

*Contraception is anything done before, during, or after intercourse to try to prevent (stop) fertilization (which would make a baby).

[from Womanity, 1994]

 

Ten Advantages of Chastity*

1.

Keeps sex in the service of love and LIFE

2.

Helps prevent HIV/AIDS and other STDs/STIs

3.

Protects against sexual harassment

4.

Strengthens character

5.

Controls lust

6.

Gives good example

7.

Enhances romance

8.

Integrates sexuality into Total Personhood

9.

Prepares for marital fidelity

10.

Honors the body for its innate value

* Chastity is sexual goodness. It is reverence for sexual powers expressed in abstinence for the unmarried and fidelity in marriage for married spouses. It is sexual self-control.

[Womanity, 1994]