How To Promote Teenage Abstinence
Because many teens consider taking part in sexual activity makes them more popular among their peers, it is important to learn how to promote teenage abstinence. Nowadays, many teens are making the choice to abstain from sex, which is growing in trend. Of those teens who did not abstain from sexual activity, 67% of them now say they wish they had. For these reasons, it is important to learn how to promote teenage abstinence. One way to promote teenage abstinence is to educate teens about the benefits abstinence brings.
- To promote teenage abstinence, educate teens about the health benefits that are maintained from opting out of sexual activity. By making the choice to remain abstinent, teens will avoid sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Girls who have a limited number of sexual partners later in life have a decreased risk for cervical cancer. Plus, girls will not have to deal with the side effects of birth control because there are no side effects of not participating in sexual activity. And, of course, unplanned pregnancies can’t occur as well.
- In order to promote teenage abstinence, educate teens about the social and emotional consequence that can occur, should they decide to have sex. Teens who participate in sexual activities can develop a poor reputation among their peers. Having sexual relationships often cause a deep emotional connection, which can be difficult to handle if the relationship should end. All of these things can be avoided, simply by abstaining from sexual activities.
When you promote teenage abstinence, ensure them that by waiting to have sex until they are in a committed relationship they will build a stronger and healthier relationship than if they had not abstained from sexual activity. Waiting to have sex while in a relationship allows two people to learn more about one another to ensure they are both committed and a great match.