Abstinence in Teens: Overrated?

Almost all the major religions which are practiced in the world advocate for teen abstinence and they are of the strong opinion that sex is an act of love between a man and his wife. This belief has been diluted by most of the developed world which view sex as free for all and the wide assumption is that since sex is an innate force, teens are bound to practice it anyway and there is no point in teaching them otherwise. Abstinence has now been overshadowed by these assumptions and now talks of schools giving out condoms to students are rife. The religious groups seem to be fighting a tough war with liberalists who feel that abstinence is not a natural way of doing things.

Christianity, like many other religions dictates that a young person should wait till marriage to experience this divine gift given by God. The bible teaches that fornicators and adulterers will not enter the kingdom of heaven. This therefore means that teen abstinence is in line with the Holy teachings. Scientific research shows that a teen is not ready for the psychological and emotional side effects of having sexual intercourse because it creates such a strong attachment between the two people and in many cases, adults and more so for teenagers, start imagining that they are now in love. You may even begin to think that this was meant to be and that you are supposed to live as one for the rest of your lives. This is where education to you becomes meaningless as you focus your energies on being one with this person. Even when your spark is now over, you just have to save face and you end up staying in this shallow relationship and your grades suffer even more.

A good number of teens are practicing abstinence. Being a virgin is actually something teens respect and with proper guidance from parents, with clear directions on how to remain chaste, teens are actually willing to practice abstinence. Parents should nip the bud while they are still young and get to know the rotten eggs in their kid’s friends list. All communication lines should be open and even if the teen has already had sex, the parent’s main focus should be to persuade this teen to remain chaste.

American parents should not give up into thinking that teens will have sex anyway. That is not true. A teen requires proper guidance to know the dangers of premarital sex. Teen abstinence will teach him or her to have self control and endurance in future. They will learn to pick their friends well and notice evil intentions in a future life or business partner. Teach them to be confident enough to say NO to external influences because teen abstinence is very practical and possible.

The Dangers of Alcohol Abuse in Teenagers

Did you know that alcohol is the most commonly used drug by teenagers? Teenagers, between ages of 12 and 17, drink alcohol on a monthly basis, and 14% of these teens had been intoxicated at least once within the year. Some teens even confess to drinking at least five or more alcoholic drinks in a row. For this reason, underage drinking is quickly becoming a leading problem in the United States. Every year, about 5,000 teens die as a result of underage drinking; this includes car-related accidents, homicides, and suicide.

The Symptoms and Dangers of Teen Alcohol Abuse

The most common red flags of alcohol abuse in teens include making excuses, breaking curfew, lying, and developing behavioral problems, such as becoming verbally and physically abusive towards others. Another sign of alcohol abuse is if the teen smells of alcohol – on their breath or clothes – memory loss, or if the teen is unusually passive or argumentative.

It is vital to notice such signs in teens to immediately address the drinking problem. If the drinking problem persists, it will lead to fatal consequences and it will eventually affect the body. So, how does alcohol affect the body?

The intoxicated person may see double, suffer from slurred speech, and lose their sense of distance. For this reason, driving while intoxicated is a big no-no since it will lead to fatal accidents. Every year, about 2,000 teens die in fatal car crashes due to drunk driving.
Alcohol loosens your sense of embarrassment, and it can result to bad judgments. For one, drunken teens are more likely to engage in unprotected sex, have sex with a stranger, or be a victim of rape and sexual assault. Additionally, intoxication is also associated with suicide attempts in teens.
Another effect of alcohol abuse is alcohol poisoning. Alcohol poisoning is the potentially lethal result of excessive drinking in a short period of time. Alcohol slows down the body’s function thus it can lead to choking, coma, and death.

Alcohol is also a form of drug that is addictive. Alcohol addiction can begin at any time in a person’s life, but excessive drinking during teen years increases the risk of addiction. For this reason, alcohol abuse in teens must not be tolerated and ignored. Parents must find ways to address the problem, such as talking to their children or providing them with professional help when needed. It is vital to take immediate action against alcohol abuse in teens before more serious problems occur.

Teen Discipline Issues – Sex, Drugs And Not So Much Rock And Roll!

Many parents worry that their children are being exposed to a dangerous world of sex and drugs and this is one of the main teen discipline issues at the moment. The peer pressure on teens is enormous and if the group is experimenting, then there is a real need to face up to this and talk about it with your teen

I have just read a blog post about a high school putting on a play about Sweeney Todd the murderous barber of London who also ate his victims. Just an everyday story of murder and cannibalism! Nobody objected.

Yet when the same school announced the next play called Rent: School Edition which dealt with homosexuality, drugs, AIDS and drug abuse, there was a storm of protest. School boards were petitioned by angry parents who were disturbed by the fact that their children would be exposed to such themes. This did not happen in Iran but in New Jersey!

Yet there is not one school in the whole nation where teens are not having sex, where kids of all ages are on drugs and buying ADHD drugs on the school parking lot for various nefarious purposes. There are homosexual teenagers in every class and some are bullied into suicide. Instead of censorship, parents need to confront their teens with these teen discipline issues. How should they behave when the peer group pressure becomes really strong?

There is a crying need for parents to teach their kids about responsibility for their own lives and safety. There should be a frank discussion about safety. Why are there laws about drugs? What is their view on diverse sexuality and how can they show solidarity with teens who are struggling to express their sexuality? What will they do to protect themselves from venereal disease and so on.

Safety is one of the main teen discipline issues. Just think of what these kids are exposed to. The idea of sexting where teens send nude photos of themselves may get into a child pornography ring because they are being sent by minors. It is just imperative again to talk about these dangers and warn them that safety comes first.

Then there are all sorts of questions about Internet security. They should be aware that sex offenders frequent the social network. For example a CNN report stated recently that there were 2,000 sex offenders registered on My Space in North Carolina. That is just North Carolina! It is essential to warn them about online predators.

The bottom line is that parents have to take the responsibility to warn their teens about such teen discipline issues and not avoid it like the parents who probably signed the petition about Rent. Responsibility at the end of the day applies both to teens and parents.

If you are concerned about these teen discipline issues and do not know where to turn, why not take a look at the child behavior program below which covers all these topics and a lot more. It is a great way to help you through the jungle of parenting. You and your teen will never look back.

5 Dangers to Discuss With Your Teens Before Spring Break

Your child studies hard and deserves a break from the stresses of high school or college life. You want them to have a memorable spring vacation. But you never imagined the “fun” might include baring it all for a group of drunken frat boys, having sex with strangers or passing out on a hotel balcony from drinking too much. Your teen would never do that, right? Right?

Spring break is a time when even the most trustworthy, well-behaved youth may seize the opportunity to release their inhibitions and overindulge. Here are five of the most significant threats facing young people on spring break – all of which are preventable with your help:

#1 Binge Drinking

Spring break has become synonymous with binge drinking. A survey by the Journal of American College Health found that the average male consumes 18 alcoholic drinks per day and the average woman consumes 10 drinks per day during spring break. About half drink until they pass out or get sick. Not surprisingly, alcohol is a factor in most spring break accidents, arrests, violent crimes and deaths.

Binge drinking is associated with a number of health problems, including liver diseases, injuries, brain damage and alcohol poisoning. Polls by the American Medical Association (AMA) suggest that during spring break alcohol is cheap and easy to access regardless of age. Younger drinkers and those who typically drink lightly or not at all are at greater risk of acute harm if they increase their alcohol consumption on spring break, according to a 2009 study in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

Some young people go into spring break planning to get drunk, while others succumb to peer pressure, believing that drinking too much, nursing a hangover and then doing it all again the next day seems like the normal thing to do. In groups, young people tend to act less rationally. According to a 2007 report in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, students who vacation with friends dramatically increased their alcohol use (an average of 17.6 drinks per week more than usual).

#2 Drug Overdose

Many young people use spring break as an opportunity to experiment with drugs other than alcohol, especially marijuana and “club drugs” like ecstasy. The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy warned that first-time use of marijuana and alcohol by teens increases dramatically during spring break.

In addition to the health risks posed by these drugs, many youth obtain the drugs wherever they’re vacationing, which means they may not come from a trustworthy source, may be cut with other substances or may be more potent than expected. Young people also frequently overlook the potentially fatal consequences of mixing drugs and alcohol.

#3 Driving Under the Influence

Where there’s alcohol, there’s the danger of drunk driving. In 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that drunk driving claimed the lives of more than 10,000 motorists, nearly one-third of which were alcohol-related.

In popular spring break destinations, additional police officers are often hired during March and April to crack down on drunk driving, potentially resulting in a suspended license, prison time, a fine and a criminal conviction on their permanent record. The combination of alcohol, friends and the beach also puts youth at increased risk of distracted driving (because of cell phones, texting or rowdy passengers) and alcohol-related accidents like drowning.

#4 Risky Sex

With their judgment clouded by drugs or alcohol, some young partygoers engage in risky sexual behaviors they later regret. Others make vacation plans with the goal of getting laid. According to a study in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 18 percent of college students made a pact with their peers to “have sex without a condom” and 5.2 percent made “have sex with someone new” pacts.

According to polls by the AMA, 74 percent of college women said spring break results in increased sexual activity. More than half of college students know friends who were sexually active with more than one partner during spring break, and nearly three out of five women know friends who had unprotected sex during that time.

Aside from the obvious risks of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (many of which perhaps non-coincidentally peak from March to May), AMA polls show that more than half of college women are promiscuous not necessarily because they want to be, but because it allows them to fit in. One in five regretted engaging in sexual activity during spring break, and 12 percent felt forced or pressured into sex.

#5 Crime

Drinking alcohol dramatically increases the risk of rape and sexual violence. During spring break, hospitals around the country report an increase in rapes, injuries, assaults, deaths and arrests. A report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shows that intentional poisonings (including date rape drugs such as Rohypnol, ketamine and GHB) caused almost 15,000 emergency room visits in 2009. In Daytona, Fla., a popular spring break hotspot, officials have reported twice as many rape cases during the month of spring break.

Phone Sex – The Dangers of Phone Sex For Teenagers in a New Era of Technology

Phone sex used to be something more of a paid service for adults. It wasn’t uncommon for a male teenager to engage in this activity by dialing a 1-900 number after looking through his father’s adult magazine while home alone. This was mainly an impersonal experience and usually the perceived voice was never who was advertised. We all know the cliche jokes on phone sex operators, no need to dig too deep on the subject. Simply, it was more impersonal and costly, but a threat was never there for either party other than a lashing from the father when he got a phone bill.

These days, there are no $3.00 a minute fees, phone sex is free. This activity also no longer belongs to those employed by a sex agency and some unwitting teenage boy, but is now being done by teenage girls, college women, professional women, bachelors, and married men.

What has changed more than who engages in the act of phone sex is the technology it is performed on. Modern day cell phones are acting more and more like personal computers and with camera phones capable of snapshots and video, phone sex is more interactive than ever before. Smartphones allow easier interaction with voice, Internet, video, and text.

What makes phone sex more dangerous than at any other time in the past is the fact that many of transmitted images can be stored and shared with others. The wrong images in the wrong hands can be giving fuel to predators, stalkers, and sex traffickers online, making this dangerous for females as well as males. If your image can be shared with others, then there is a chance your phone number and other personal information can be shared as well making you easy prey. You don’t need to have phone sex with a stranger for a stranger to have your private photos and videos, remember that.

To protect your teenagers from this threat, it may take more than just talking and trust. The only 100% way to make sure your teen is not transmitting x-rated photos of themselves is to not have text or Internet enabled with their cell phone service. Sounds harsh, and it won’t prevent your teen from engaging in this activity on the Internet at home, but then they are at least safe at home, right? Yes, your teenager can still use their phone and say lewd things, but minimizing the tools available to them that enables them to enrich the act with additional media is at least one measure towards protecting your child.

The act of text messaging over a cell phone for sexual purposes is an act now dubbed “SEXTING”. This method can include photo exchanging with image enabled text messaging phones, or phones with the service activated.

The threat with cell phones is that your teen can easily be away from home while engaging and even arranging sexual encounters over the phone. Mobility is the threat and can become much more dangerous when coupled with additional technology. A predator can now verify a victims appearance beforehand, use fake photos of himself to lure the child, and meet up without the child even knowing the truth of that persons age or demeanour.

The scariest statistic on sex predation is that the majority of the rapes that result from the practice of phone and Internet sex are teenage males. The majority of these crimes go unreported due to either humiliation or the fact that the child is exploring their sexuality. Parents tend to keep a more blind eye when it comes to teenage males believing that it is mainly females that fall victim to sexual predators.

Teen Sex – Are You "Secretly" Having Sexual Intercourse Why?

Am I the ideal age to have sexual intercourse? In all honesty I am not sure and neither are a great many others. Each individual differs in mind and body, and because of this it results in everyone having a difference of an opinion on how they personally see themselves and to how they think. Although we have laws on the age of consent, more often than not the law is broken on a large scale. Children of the 21st century have attitude which they follow religiously when making a point. In our day attitude was never allowed into the equation. I often wonder was this a good or bad thing. Teenagers with a view become steadfast and fight the cause of what they have a view upon, and rightly so. Nonetheless if it involves sexual intercourse, then what we as parents do know for sure is, if you are not ready, aware or prepared then back to the days of old and forbid the teen attitude.

Most adults agree that 15 is not an ideal age to engage in teen sex. Being ready for sex has a lot more to do with maturity than how old you are. Sadly the teen sex experience is never really a doing – done with one solid partner, and this is the reason why you need to be aware of the dangers that can occur from having unprotected sex with different people. If you are fortunate and in a stable relationship then discuss your concerns and any issues you have with your partner before sexual intercourse. Ask yourself and partner are you both doing the right thing. Consider how having sex at an early age might affect your relationship. Does having sex mean the same thing to both of you? Talk to mom, she may not be happy – but she can certainly put you on the right track if you tend on going ahead regardless of what she says. Parents give support, however they will never encourage underage sex, but their need to protect will have them be there for you. So no more secrets and do the right thing. Tell your parents so as not to be looking over your shoulder all the time.

Why the decision to have sex early? Is it because you want to make your partner happy? Is it because you will feel more adult? Is it because your friends are doing it? These are not good enough reasons for losing your virginity. Remember sex doesn’t prove love. It doesn’t make you into a grown up, in fact you are more of an adult is you do the sensible thing and say no. And not everyone is having teen sex. Study shows 70 percent of 15-year-olds are still virgins.

Think contraception at every convenient moment. It only takes a moment to fall pregnant or catch a life threatening disease (STD). Go along to a family planning clinic and get protection to stay safe. Contraception is given freely along with advice. The age of consent differs for each country so check this out if you are a traveler who enjoys sex while on route.

The female condom is supposedly 79-95% effective. Its purpose is to protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS. The condom is a thin, loose-fitting and flexible plastic tube placed inside the vagina. A soft ring at the closed end of the tube covers the cervix during intercourse and holds it inside the vagina. Another ring at the open end of the tube stays outside the vagina and partly covers the lip region.

The good news is that the female condom can be inserted into the vagina up to 8 hours before intercourse. If this is your first time using the female condom then you may find it awkward. To condom can be inserted sitting or lying down whichever is comfortable. Some women lubricate while working the condom into place. Follow instructions provided accordingly and you should have no problem with insertion.

Insertion, squeeze the ring at the closed end of the tube. Use one hand to spread the outer lips, and insert the squeezed condom into the vaginal canal. The inner ring should be urged past the pubic bone and over the cervix. It is vitally important that this process is not rushed; it can unsettle the condom which could result in the condom not doing the job it was created to do. Make sure the condom is not twisted. About one inch of the open end will stay outside the body. The outer ring will need to be held in place during intercourse. After intercourse, squeeze and twist the outer ring to keeping fluids inside. Slowly pull it out and discard immediately. If there were a possibility that the condom was not inserted correctly or slipped then you need take the necessary precaution of taking the “Morning After” Pill.

The pill is a regular method of contraception taken by women worldwide to prevent pregnancy. If you’re thinking of going on the pill your doctor will first have to determine if it is safe for you to take, e.g. any risk factors which would make you more liable to heart attacks or strokes. The pill is a tablet containing two female-type hormones – an oestrogen and progestogen. Various oestrogens and progestogens are used in some of the 22 different types of pill in the UK. The hormones halt ovulation. They also thicken secretions round the cervix making it more difficult for sperm to pass.

Sterilization and the contraceptive pill are both 100% effective. In the UK your prescription will include a pack containing 21 contraceptive pills. You take one every day for 21 days. Then you break for a week to allow for your period. In America it is not unusual for packs to contain 28 tablets – seven are ‘dummies.’ This is a fabulous idea for the forgetful. These are continually taken during the week’s break. In Britain dummy packs are referred to as ED (every day). Like most medications there are always the pluses and the downsides. The pill helps ease period pain, shortens your period with light loss. The pill has been connected to certain cancers. Speak to your doctor about this. The best precaution you can take to prevent an unwanted pregnancy or avoid visiting an STD clinic is to say “NO.”

The Truth About Teen Sex and Pregnancy

Teen sex and pregnancy has become a major cause of concern for parents in recent years. In fact, it has been estimated that 60% of teens are sexually active between the ages of 15-19. Also there has been a 3% increase in the pregnancy rate of teens since 2006.

Dangers Involved in Teen Sex and Pregnancy:

The most major negative effect is that their education gets affected. Due to various reasons involved, a teenage mother usually drops out of school and never goes to college. And as you may know, raising a child is not only a tough job, but also an expensive one. So as a result this mom may need to take any small job she can with typically low pay.

Statistics show that babies born to teenage mothers tend to be underweight and are more prone to suffer from health issues in future. Also a teenage mother has a higher chance of facing many female issues in the future.

The most damage that teen sex and pregnancy causes is the emotional toll it has on the teenage parents and their families. The decisions made at this time affect the lives of all involved for many years to come.

Reasons for Teen Sex and Pregnancy:

It is a heavy burden to be a teenager. It is the stage in life where they feel that they need to belong somewhere. They have the urge to be accepted by their peers. And if their friends have sex, then they too do it as they want to be accepted by others.

Teenagers, who do not have a smooth relationship with their parents, often feel that they are unloved. They see having sex as a way to find love in their life. In certain cases teenagers welcome pregnancy, as they feel that taking care of their baby will provide them with the love, that they feel, is not shown by their family.

It has been shown that teenage boys are the ones initiating sex the majority of the time though not always. Another major reason for the rise in pregnancy in teenagers is ignorance. They live in the moment and don’t stop to think about the consequences of their behavior and the affect it may have on their future.

Prevent Teen Sex and Pregnancy:

The teen years are a very challenging time in the life of a person. It is the time where they mature from children to responsible adults. It doesn’t always progress easily as there are times when both the adult and the child are in the same body and you don’t know which one will make a decision. It is the responsibility of the parents to educate their child and guide them so that they don’t go astray.

This is a time when children are curious to try out new things and the urge to rebel against anything that is said to them. This makes it important to explain your decisions and rules. Without the understanding, the result may be the opposite of what a parent has intended.

Parents have to talk with their children about sex, and not run away from the issue. An open discussion about the topic will instill better moral judgement. They will listen if the teen sex and pregnancy issues are presented in an understanding and non-threatening way.

Teen Sex – The Reason Why Teens Can Die Having Fun

Why do people kick up so much fuss about teen sex, is it not natural for a boy and girl to be curious about their private parts. It is perfectly normal but not justified at a young age. Probing sexual organs of the opposite sex should be sanctioned by man and woman only. Adults are fully conscious of the dangers involved in having unprotected sex.

More and more unwanted babies are being delivered in maternity wards due unprotected sexual encounters, is this what you want, a baby who demands your attention 24/7. Boys before you dip your wick so as to speak use a condom, not all premature dads are happy ones. If you decide to ignore good advice and a daddy you become and have made up your mind to have no involvement with the baby`s upbringing then fine, but I am not sure that others will see it that way (child support)

There is no positive side to having unprotected teen sex. Sadly at the time of coupling for some, passion distorts the way we think, where we believe that our partner is the one we want to spend the rest of our life with, but when mention of a missed period is raised that partner is now not seen as the ideal husband wife material.

Sensible advice to follow is to save your self for the right person, by doing this will make every sexual encounter more meaningful than that of a one night stand? Girls who have multiple partners in the early years are normally labelled a tart, how do you explain this to your future husband? Fortunately boys evade a title as such, however jealousy can prevail in a future wife`s thoughts. Life can be miserable living with mistrust 24 hours a day.

Sexually transmitted diseases are curable

Syphilis is caused by a bacterium which can be passed on through open sores. The earlier a sexually transmitted disease is treated betters the odds in the healing process. Syphilis has phases – primary secondary and latent. Death has occurred in the latent stage.

Syphilis develops in three parts. First part is painless sores formed on the genitals or mouth. The second are faint signs of a red rash on the inside of the hands, soles of the feet and other body parts. It is not unusual for red patches in mucous membranes to be seen. Any change in your well being should be checked over by a doctor. The latent stage will have seen the disease grown over a period of time (years) This is not a nice stage because the bacteria attacks vital body organs and if severely affected then so is your health.

Teen Sex – How Fashionable is Having Sex For Your Teens?

Teen sex is getting more like fashion everyday, meaning, if you are not wearing the latest in clothes designs then you are behind the times, it is because of this that young girls/boys feel obligated to participate because it is the in thing to do. Teen sex it is not about love, it is more like trying out something new for the first time and when you have finished – move on. Sex is sex, but to make love is a nicer way to describe two people coming together in body unison where the sex has meaning. Teen sex if in comparison with fashion is ideal if you not only wear clothes but a condom too.

What happened to the birds and bees, have they taken flight? Many moons ago the yarn about the birds and the bees was taken very seriously by parents who believed when children reached puberty was a time of importance to enlighten them on premature sexual encounters and the consequences.

Long gone are the days where yesterday’s child – innocent in thought enjoyed passing the hours away playing hide and seek or hop scotch with their special hand picked stone, Children have now become victims of the twentieth century, tarnished in thought. Kids nowadays live their life in rebellious mode, choosing to rebel against having a childhood full of happiness. Many kids know not of the difference between happiness and ignorance because of the way they are programmed. Ignorance prevails in the way of turning a deaf ear to teen sex advice off mum and dad while knocking back alcohol and a fag hanging out of their mouth, or worse still getting high on drugs and not to mention indulging in unprotected boy girl hanky panky behind the bike shed.

Sadly for some parent’s their hands are tied when teaching right from wrong because their kids don`t want to hear about the birds the bees anymore, they want to do what they do, if this be the case then a different approach is advisable to help put your kids on the straight and narrow in relation to having sexual intercourse after their pacifier has not long been discarded. For the parents of a teen sex addict who enjoys having sex before that of playing a card game of snap needs to take drastic action. Some parents find it hard to accept that their children who not long out of nappies them self are close to making babies.

Crucial decisions have to be made by these parents whose beliefs are firmly steadfast to yesterday’s upbringing, meaning, if their child becomes rebellious and chooses to regularly couple with different partners having teen sex, then you have learn to accept that this is the twentieth century and guide them on matters of importance, safe sex. This may sound like you are encouraging the child, when in fact you are saving them from self inflicted harm. Acceptance of a new today and tomorrow leaving yesterday behind will certainly help. Life is not so complicated when you have a better understanding on the changes in the world and your child.

No parent can have the perfect child “no one is perfect”, you may bet every mother and father who seeks perfection in their children will have something hidden in the closet.

The best advice for parents of a promiscuous child is to work alongside them, meaning, if what you say is going unheeded then point them in the right direction for them to maintain a healthy well being. Unprotected sex can lead to an unwanted pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases, both of which can destroy a life in more ways than one, i.e. having a baby at such a young age with no partner to help raise the child or where an untreated STD can be fatal.

America is noted for having the highest rates of teen pregnancies .Because of teen sex – pregnancy valuation costs in the US totals to approximately $7 billion a year. A staggering 34% of young women fall pregnant at least once by the time they reach 20 years old..
Teen mothers are less likely to complete high school. Figures show that eighty percent of unmarried teen mums rely upon state benefits..

Children need to be taught sooner than later about the dangers of unprotected sex, depending on age group details of man woman and intimacy needs careful planning. It is important you are full of knowledge and in a position to explain about STDs. No knowledge on the facts can hamper your best intentions to help the child instead of putting the fear of god up them.
Unwanted pregnancy, they say you learn by mistakes; however mistakes as such can not be brushed aside, so as a parent you need to sweep any embarrassment regarding sex education under the carpet for to help give your child any chance of having a squeaky clean upbringing.

Teen Sex Statistics – Do "Trendy Sexual Behaviors" Give Reason to Brag

How great is the number for those who indulge in teen sex, regardless of numeral configuration, even if that number be one, then it is a problem and more so if both parties are unaware of what can rise from having unprotected sex. The outcome can be that of falling pregnant or catching a sexually transmitted disease (STD.) Okay, getting together with the opposite sex will eventually happen at some time or other (if gay same agenda) so why not make that some time “the right time.” When is the right time, this will depend on what your beliefs are as to whether 15 16 17 years is ideal for a sexual relationship. Remember it is a crime to have underage sex. If you are adamant to go ahead with coupling then at least do your homework first. You need to consider all possibilities which contribute to an unwanted pregnancy occurring or worse still catching a disease that can do more damage that you can imagine.

Sex statistics should never really be taken seriously because of imperfect measurements. Getting people to talk about their sex lives honestly is a difficult mission, especially if it includes a group that is in any way marginalized, as teens are. However study goes on, to help describe and understand sexual behaviors among teens. Here are some facts on statistics and sexual behaviors of interest?

In America nearly half of all 15-19-year-old`s have had sexual intercourse at least once. By the age 15, only 13% of teens have ever had sex, you are breaking the law at this age. By the time 19, seven in 10 teens have had sex. The norm we find for having sex for the first time is that of 17. Teens are wising up to the dangers than that of in the past where teen sex was greater in number. Thankfully teens are taking heed of the alerts telling of the dangers from having unprotected sex. Thirteen percent of females and 15% of males aged 15-19 in 2002 had had sex before age 15, compared with 19% and 21%, respectively, in 1995.

In England and Wales, the law on Sexual Offenses were changed. However the legal age for young people to consent to have sex still remains at 16, whether you are straight, gay or bisexual. Although the age of consent remains at 16, the law will make no intervention unless it involves abuse or exploitation. Under the Sexual Offenses Act you still have the right to confidential advice on contraception, condoms, pregnancy and abortion, even if you are under the legal age. In the US different states may have different age laws for legal sex.

Unfortunately we still have the minute few who believe they know it all until the inevitable happens. Many teens are prepared to take sexual risks despite more than ten years of public warnings. Teen sex should never be an event of chance in hope God will make things right should they go wrong. Nip it in the bud so no prayers have to be said in regards to falling pregnant or catching an STD. The outcome of intensive research showed new infections of the Aids virus in 1999 were the highest in over 10 years.

In reply from some teens who were asked why so early for sex, was, “it is trendy and everyone one else is doing it” so why not me. Another point of interest was, it was a way of showing off where teens would boast “Hey everyone I have done it.” Well this may be the in thing to do but did you ever give any thought to showing off a bump on the belly or a prison ID number when having your mug shot photo taken.

Many teens openly admit to that of feeling pressurized to lose their virginity. The most prominent fear from having unprotected sex was highlighted as to an unwanted pregnancy (88%) and 87% said an STD. To keep safe you have to think condom. Using a condom is one of the safest forms of birth control used and a powerful deterrent against catching a sexually transmitted disease.

We have the male and female condom. The male condom is made of thin latex (rubber) or polyurethane and fits over an erect penis. Condoms are lubricated to make them easier to use.
A condom acts as a barrier between the penis and the vagina, the penis and the mouth, or the penis and the anus. This does not mean sexual intercourse can not take place. A condom will cover the entire penis to prevent sperm entering the vagina.

For women the female condom is made from soft polyurethane and is located inside the vagina. It is held in place by a ring at either end; it lines the vagina and stops sperm getting into it. Using condoms bring no side affects unlike some other forms of contraception.
The female condom if properly inserted is 95% effective. Condoms have been known to split. Problems which occur from using the female condom is – if it slips or moves out of place from not being properly inserted. You can find out more at any family planning clinic where contraception and advice is given freely.