Reasons for Abstinence

Dr. Short's Scientific Sexual Wisdom

MORE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH FROM DR. SHORT…

…A Comparison of Virgins and Non-Virgins…

                                                   NON-VIRGINS          VIRGINS
1. break up without marriage                more                      less

2. unhappy in marriage                        more                      less

3. divorce                                         more                      less

4. passed by for marriage                    more                       less          (males prefer virgins)

5. likely to have extramarital sex        twice as likely             less

6. temporary advantage                      more                       less                of having premarital sex

7. long-term disadvantage of premarital sex    more               less

8. guilt –> bad marriage                     more                       less

9. sexual salivation                             more                       less                  [1)guilt; 2)fear; 3)loss of self-esteem]
(cannot separate from sexual activity after marriage – habit)

10. rob themselves of sexual cement      more                       less

11. flunk the test of time                     more                       less

(couple needs time before
marriage to build solid foundation for their 
 relationship – at least 2 years before marriage
 to work our problems/differences & develop
 good communication)

 

These are Scientific Facts

~~ One-third of engaged couples break up
~~ 55% of males, when asked, prefer to marry a virgin
~~ 63% of the most intelligent people prefer to marry virgins
~~ Most marriages that end in divorce do so within 2 years

Then, 

~~ Sex before marriage becomes a bad habit, hard to break after marriage ~~ 89% of parents in the 1990’s were opposed to their teens being sexually active…

[Dr. Ray Short, seminar given in 1998 at the National Abstinence Conference in Minneapolis, MN]

 

AVOID THE PAIN —

ABSTAIN !