Teenagers who pledge to remain virgins until marriage are just as likely to have premarital sex as those who do not promise abstinence and are significantly less likely to use condoms and other forms of birth control when they do, according to a study released today.
Nike has won again in the war of what to do. "Just do it" is a popular slogan in which NIKE urges people to do predominantly when it comes to buying their shoes. However, when playing sports in there shoes, Nike urges all to 'just do it' when it comes to winning or being successful or doing what your gut is telling you.
From this study, we see since promises are always meant to be broken; promising to be abstinent till marriage does not work (at least in the western world).
And what is worse is that those who do make pledges are more likely to not use condoms and such when they do engage. This is probably because they feel like that person is going to be their husband. I have news for you, everyone is not honorable, and every one is not a thief. People break written contracts (you know...have you heard of foreclosure), so of course they will break verbal agreements.
In serious spiritual groups they work because you are pledging to God; but pledging to yourself... "gimme a break" like Neil Carter.
"Yeah baby, I'm going to be with you forever, let's have sex." - Two minutes later
"Uh baby I gotta go to the store." Never seen again, of course unless he wants to re-up. If you don't want to have sex, leave the attention alone of trying to be in a virginity pledge, and just do it with your fruits.