Reasons Why People Should Refrain from Premarital Sex

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Why People Should Refrain From Premarital Sex
For many years Americans have been wondering about the effects of premarital sex. Society’s mindset concerning premarital sex has become more lax; it is no longer necessary to be engaged before engaging in sexual relations. In many cases, sex is a common aspect of relationships. Some say that premarital sex is a driving force that is destroying the adolescents of America. On the other hand, many people believe sex is just part of life and see no reason to refrain from something that is enjoyable. Adolescents believe that they are acting in an unselfish and loving way by having sex with their partner. Nothing could be farther from the truth. In many cases, people find that once they have engaged in premarital sex, it becomes the driving force of the relationship. It is blocking the very communication it is designed to promote. It seems as though adolescents are faced with the choice to either be completely abstinent or have many continual sexual relationships. It is argued that if one does everything sexual right and safe, and if both parties are in an active sex life satisfying them both, then there is nothing wrong with what they are doing. This is not the case. People should withhold from premarital sex because there are many risks and consequences to health, society, and future relationships, and sex is supposed to be experienced through a marriage. First, people should refrain from premarital sex because of its many risks and consequences. Sex is no longer an act with few consequences; now it carries many dangers and can hurt a great number of people. For instance, if one were to engage in premarital sex and become pregnant, her actions would be a disgrace to her family and friends. Furthermore, Bruno Leone and M. Teresa O’Neill believe, “Premarital sexual relations lead to an impersonal attitude towards current and past sexual partners” (30). Stephen J. and Shelagh K. Genuis agree with the...
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