Premarital Sex

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SOCIAL ISSUES AMONG
THE YOUTH: PREMARITAL SEX

BY:

CLARIZ B. DUMDUM, ERWIN ROMMEL AGUSTIN
IV- Integrity

Ramon Magsaysay High School Espana, Manila October 20, 2010

SOCIAL ISSUES AMONG
THE YOUTH: PREMARITAL SEX

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the English IV

CLARIZ B. DUMDUM, ERWIN ROMMEL AGUSTIN

October 2010

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

In our lives we seldom thank the people behind our achievements, People who continue to inspire us, and giving us the strength to do these things. We would like to take this opportunity to thank those special people for helping us making this research paper possible. For without those people this paper wouldn’t be done. We are really grateful that we have such people like them in our lives, and as usual, we owe our deepest gratitude to our teacher; Mrs. Caparas for without her, this paper would not exist. Secondly, for our cheerful and friendly group of classmates that supported us throughout to the accomplishment of this paper. And lastly we would like to honor our parents for bringing us the possibility to finish this paper, they are our source of inspiration and for without their support, love and care for us this paper would not be done, and for providing us a humble home to help us accomplish a lot of things. To all of these people, we offer a big salute to you guys.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION: Premarital Sex
A.What is Premarital Sex?
B.Positives and Negatives
C. Is It Moral?
D.Is it safe? Physically and emotionally?
E.Recreation or Re-creation?

I.Premarital Sex among the Filipino youth
II.Summary
III.Conclusions
IV.Recommendations

INTRODUCTION

What is Premarital Sex?
Premarital sex (also called Fornication) is sexual intercourse engaged in by persons who are unmarried. It is generally used in reference to individuals who are presumed not yet of marriageable age, or between adults who will presumably marry eventually, but who are engaging in sexual activity prior to marriage. It is considered a serious sin in fundamentalist Christianity. In many Asian cultures, premarital sex is banned to prevent unwanted pregnancy in women. The term is not generally applied to a couple which is in a committed long-term relationship such as cohabitation.

Premarital Sex - Positives and Negatives
"Is it ok to have premarital sex?" That is a common question among teens and engaged couples. Perhaps you are in a relationship that is progressing in that direction, but you're not sure what to do. In your mind, you are probably weighing the pros and cons of premarital sex. On the positive side of the scale, there is acceptance from your peers, hope for pleasure, and the fulfillment of sexual desires. The negative side of the scale carries the weights of morals, fear of pregnancy or disease, and guilt. How do these scales balance? What is the right decision? Let's take a look at some of the facts. Premarital Sex - Is it Moral?

Morality is a factor for many people when deciding whether or not to have premarital sex. Is it a factor for you? After all, the messages we receive from most TV shows and movies these days tells us "everyone is doing it." In light of today's permissive attitude, your peers may think you're weird to even question it.

The Bible refers to premarital sex as fornication. That's a word we don't hear much these days, so what does it mean? Fornication is sexual intercourse between people who are not married to each other. The only distinction the Bible makes...
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