Q: Can you give me even one reason why I ought to keep myself sexually pure? I’m 16, and I don’t see why I shouldn’t have the same fun my friends do, no matter what my parents say. But I promised them I’d write you. — K.S.
A: There a number of good reasons to not have sexual intercourse. If you are not careful , you can contract a sexually transmitted disease . Unprotected vaginal intercourse can result in a pregnancy. There may also be emotional dangers for young people, especially females. (However, a more recent study casts doubt on this idea.)
There are also good reasons to engage in sexual activity. It can be very exciting and pleasurable and can increase the level of intimacy in a loving relationship. Your decision to engage in sexual activity is yours alone. You should weigh the advantages and risks before you make your decision. If you choose to have sexual relations, I hope that you do so safely.
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