11 Known Facts About Premarital Sex
(commentary) by Daniel Roy Macaraeg
* Premarital sex just isn't smart. There are more disadvantages to premarital sex than what society leads us to believe.
Should you save sex for marriage?
Many teens and young adults are torn between strong arguments for it and against it. Some years ago, as I formed and solidified my own beliefs and convictions about this subject, I stumbled upon a book titled Sex, Love, or Infatuation: How Can I Really Know? By Dr. Ray E. Short, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Wisconsin in Platteville. Dr. Short was a speaker who was popular to college students and school assemblies. Although it was originally published in the 1960s, I think you would still find this book encouraging and enlightening. He titled chapter 10: "To Be or Not to Be—A Virgin." According to Dr. Short, science had established 11 facts—backed up by solid research—regarding the probable effect of premarital sex on your future marriage:
FACT 1: Premarital sex tends to break up couples.
FACT 2: Many men and women do not want to marry a person who has had intercourse with someone else.
FACT 3: Those who have premarital sex tend to have less happy marriages.
FACT 4: Those who have premarital sex are more likely to have their marriage end in divorce.
FACT 5: Persons and couples who have had premarital sex are more likely to have extramarital affairs as well.
FACT 6: Having premarital sex may fool you into marrying a person who is not right for you.
FACT 7: Persons and couples with premarital sex experience tend to achieve sexual satisfaction sooner after they are married. However…
FACT 8: They are likely to be less satisfied overall with their sex life during marriage.
FACT 9: Poor premarital sexual habits can be carried over to spoil sex in marriage.
FACT 10: Guilt may push a couple into a bad marriage.
FACT 11: Premarital sex robs a couple of "sexual...