To Divorce-Proof Yourself, Don’t Have Premarital Sex: Report

Some say it’s good to have a lot of sex partners before marriage so you get used to trying people out and can find what you like. Others, like me, have said that’s crazy talk. If you get used to shopping around before marriage, you’re developing a bad habit of loving and leaving that will make you more likely to divorce once married. A new study provides more ammunition for the latter idea. The study, of women who married in the 2000s, purports to find a “counterintuitive” result: That both women with zero to one and with three to nine sex partners are less likely to divorce than ladies with two or more than ten partners. Therefore, it says, “the relationship between divorce and the number of sexual partners women have prior to marriage is not linear.” But take a look at the graph. If you learned elementary-school-level graph-reading skills, you will see that only one sex partner frequency — the spouse only – no sex partners before marriage — is associated with extremely low divorce rates five years into marriage: graph — http://thefederalist.com/2016/06/06/report-to-divorce-proof-yourself-dont-have-premarital-sex/ So what do we see here? That women who married in the 2000s were least likely to divorce if they had no sex partners before marriage, at a rate of approximately 6 percent. That’s almost divorce-proof. Even just one sex partner before marriage moved up a woman’s chances of divorce within five years of marriage to one in five chances, at a 20 percent rate. Even though there’s a small dip between two and ten sex partners before marriage, the divorce rate for every other...

Role of Alcohol and Drugs in Premarital Sex, Pregnancy, and STIs

Premarital sex places young persons at immediate risk for pregnancy and increases their risk for all STDs/STIs, including HIV. More than 700,000 teenagers become pregnant each year (updated August 2007)… More than 700,000 teenagers become pregnant each year.(1)   Many people would be shocked to learn that 34% of girls become pregnant at least once before age 20(2) and 11% of pregnant 15- to 17-year-olds have already been pregnant at least once before.(3) This last item is even more significant, considering 20% of teen females are sexually active before the age of 15, and 14% of those with early sexual debut will become pregnant during their teen years.(3) According to 2004 data for US, of the 700,000+ teen pregnancies, there were 415,262 births to 15-19 year olds and 6,791 births to females <15 years of age.  [CDC. NCHS. Division of Vital Statistics. Martin JA, Hamilton BE, Sutton PD, Ventura SJ, Meacker, Kirmeyer S. Births: Final Data for 2004, Volume 55, Number 1 September 29, 2006. Available online at: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr55/nvsr55_01.pdf]         NEW!  Role of Alcohol and Drugs in Premarital Sex, STIs, & Pregnancy Premarital sex not only places young persons at immediate risk for pregnancy but also increases their risk for all STIs, including HIV. More than 700,000 teenagers become pregnant each year.1 One in 3 (34%) females become pregnant at least once before age 20,2 and 11% of pregnant 15- to 17-year-olds have been pregnant at least once before.3 20% of female teens are sexually active before the age of 15. 14% of these will become pregnant during their teen years.3 According to the Youth Risk...

Ten Good Reasons to Oppose Public School Sex Education

1. The primary teachers of children are their parents. It is their right and responsibility to teach sexual morality to their children. 2. Public school sex ed classes ignore individual differences among children and break down the natural modesty of boys and girls. When children are taught academics, such as math and reading, they are given material suitable to their level of rediness for this material. Yet, when it comes to the extremely sensitive area of sexuality, all children in the same grade level are given the same material, even if some are not yet physically or psychologically ready for the material. This is insensitive and harmful. Forcing boys and girls to listen to, view and openly discuss the sexual functioning of the opposite sex’s anatomy while in their presence is embarrassing and contributes to the breakdown of the modesty that is natural and appropriate in human beings. The Latency Period, a normal psychological period in human development, is completely ignored when these issues are forced on pre-puberty children. This can cause irreparable damage for future psychological development. 3. What is taught behind the closed doors of the sex ed classroom can never be known by parents. Learner outcomes and curriculum objectives do not tell parents the teacher’s words, actions, attitudes, and responses that occur as the sex ed lesson is actually taught. This means there is absolutely no way parents can control — or even find out — what their children are bieng taught about sex unless they sit in the classroom alongside their children for each and every sex lesson. 4. Public school sex has never been...

Cohabitation Vs. Marriage: 26 Research Findings

The NATIONAL MARRIAGE PROJECT provides the latest and most reliable data available to marriage, divorce, cohabitation, fragile families with children, and youth attitudes about marriage and family. They have two updated reports: “Should We Live Together? What Young Adults Need to Know About Cohabitation Before Marriage” and “The State of Our Unions: 2002” (available mid-June 2002); 732.932.2722. http://marriage.rutgers.edu [email protected] Finding #1. Those who are sexually active before marriage have greater behavioral problems. According to a study reported in Pediatrics, early sexual activity leads to serious behavioral problems. Of 1500 girls studied, non-virgin girls were 2.5 times more likely to have used alcohol than virgins, 6.2 times more likely to have smoked marijuana, and 4.3 times more likely to have attempted suicide. Boys were seven times more likely to have been arrested or picked up by police. Those living together often do so to “prove” their love to their partner. Finding #2. Those who live together before marriage abuse each other more often and more severely than dating couples or married couples. Numerous studies have found that physical attacks are clearly much more common and more severe among live-in couples than among those who are married (e.g., Scott 1994:79; Jackson 1996 and others below). The U.S. Justice Dept. found that women are 62 times more likely to be assaulted by a live-in boyfriend than by a husband (Colson 1995). Those who cohabit in college have twice the rate of violence and twice the rate of physical abuse than in marriage (Johnson 1996). Dr. Jan Stats of Washington State University, one of the most noted researchers on the issue of cohabitation...