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Does signing a virginity pledge after you have had sex make you a virgin again?

It hardly seems likely. But how else to explain a new study in which teenagers who said they had had sex in one survey then signed a pledge and told a different story in a survey a year later?

http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/0508sci-virginity08-ON.html

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They used to give these surveys all the time when I was in High School. They were about sex, drugs, and/or alcohol. We never took them seriously. Generallly, we either made it seem like we were shooting horse every 10 minutes, or that we didn't even know what marijuana was. Ditto for sex. I imagine that is what is going on.

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We used to lie all the time on these surveys, too, and now that I teach high school and talk to the kids about them, I can tell you that they still lie.

And those silly pledges? Juniors and seniors (boys mostly, girls are a little more subtle) laugh hysterically about how they took the pledge on a Sunday morning and then spent Sunday night going for it in the backseat. As if a teen from a pCm family is going to stand up in church, right before pledge time and yell "Sorry! Too late! Ha Ha!" Get real.

Abstinence-only is a joke. Teens will never stop having sex.

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Abstinence-only is a joke. Teens will never stop having sex
Sure they will...soon as they grow up and get married.

No, please, I got it. [fish]

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Abstinence-only is a joke. Teens will never stop having sex
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Sure they will...soon as they grow up and get married

Tell me about it lol. I have just never been able to figure out why - something about wedding cake [Roll Eyes]

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I always thought it was realated to the wedding ring. Either a reaction to the gold or the constriction on the finger that ended sex. [Wink]

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They're teenagers. Lying about your sex life comes with the territory.

As for "you can't stop," Hell, why not? I never started!

Of course, that was due mainly to a combination of being shy, socially awkward, and hideous to behold.

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Originally posted by The Goof:
I always thought it was realated to the wedding ring. Either a reaction to the gold or the constriction on the finger that ended sex. [Wink]

I think the wedding ring causes those headaches that my wife always gets when I want to have sex. She never had those before we were married. but once the ring went on I started hearing, "not tonight, I have a head ache." I'm thinking she needs to see a doctor about that. [Smile]

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Of course, that was due mainly to a combination of being shy, socially awkward, and hideous to behold.

Well, glad to see you've gotten over the "shy" part.

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Originally posted by The Goof:
I always thought it was realated to the wedding ring. Either a reaction to the gold or the constriction on the finger that ended sex. [Wink]

I think the wedding ring causes those headaches that my wife always gets when I want to have sex. She never had those before we were married. but once the ring went on I started hearing, "not tonight, I have a head ache." I'm thinking she needs to see a doctor about that. [Smile]
There's always the trick of bringing her two aspirin with a glass of water and telling her it's for her headache. When she says, "I don't have a headache..."

[Big Grin]

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