True love prefers to wait than force your legs to separate

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Premarital sex is a huge problem in society today. According to a 2002 survey by The Guttmacher institute data shows that "by age 20, 75% had premarital sex, by age 44, 95% of the respondents had engaged in premarital sex." Probably the most obvious consequence is unplanned pregnancy. The American Pregnancy Association reports that over "3,000,000 women who are sexually active use no contraception, accounting for 47% of unplanned pregnancies." It goes on to further clarify that "468,988 babies are born to teenage mothers each year" ("Statistics"). Those who are not married and have children possibly make their own lives harder by burdening themselves financially with the cost of a child. Potentially, they might also make it harder for their children, who might possibly have to grow up without both of their parents. 

Premarital sex among millenial and youth is mainly caused by curiosity, wanting to have experience and just for fun because it brings pure joy and pleasure to them. They are not thinking the consequences they might be face when it is used in the wrong way.  It can cause guilt, anxiety, depression, disease, and low self-esteem. If a boy or girl truly loves you, they will want the best for you. They will not want you to suffer fear of disease, unwanted pregnancy and the psychological difficulties of premarital sex. They will want to experience love with you only in the best places of all the love nest of marriage.

Don't draw on your belief that you are safe because you used contraceptives. "The typical use of male condoms has a failure rate of 14-15%." ("Male Condoms") This means that 14-15 people out of every 100 will become pregnant during the first year of use. Be prepared to say "NO" and think twice of your actions. Our Virginity is the most precious thing and once you lose it, nothing in this world can bring it back. We should not lose something so precious in a thoughtless way. Sex can wait. People, especially youth should hold themselves to a higher standard. Additionally, we should have enough confidence in ourselves to realize that we don't need to have sex with someone to impress them or make them "love" us.

Therefore, as part of the Filipino youth, I must say that we should preserve ourselves not only for our families, friends and ourselves but also for the betterment of our country. A wise man once said, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." And I strongly believe that preserving ourselves for the right people at the right time is the best way we can help our country.


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