Sexual intimacy can mean many different things to different people. I am here today to talk to you about facts, terms, concerns, and as well as the Catholic Stance on Sexual intimacy. For most of you now a days sex is not used how God intended it to be used, it is used for pleasure and self-want. God created sex to be used between two people who love each other and are going to spend the rest of their lives together. It is not intended to be used while you're still in high school with your boyfriend/girlfriend and you are “so in love” with each other. Kids and teenagers do not know what love is so that means they aren't ready to express it with sex. The body is a temple that belongs to God and it should not be taken advantage of. Of course for everyone sitting here in front of me (teenagers) most of your main concerns would be to get pregnant or getting someone pregnant right? It is true that is a something that you should be aware of but having a baby is not the end of the world, hearing the words “you're pregnant” doesn't mean your life is over but today there are over 30 different types of sexual diseases out there and statistics show that around 30% of them are un-cureable which means you are stuck with them for the rest of your life. So when you are told that you have a sexual disease you legally have to tell every sexual partner that you have which can be very embarrassing and affect you socially. While it may be fun to sleep around at this age it is a much better option to wait until you are married. Although I say all this stuff about how pre-marital sex isn't a good thing I know there are some of you who wont care what I say and will go out and do it anyways. There are safe ways to protect yourself when having sex. There is three kinds of contraception, mechanical which includes condoms, diaphragm, and cervical caps. There is chemical which includes spermicide (foams, jellies, creams, etc.) and there is hormonal...
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