“Is Sexual Abstinence Better for Unmarried Persons?”
By: Charise Hughes, 11th Grade

                        Sexual Abstinence is a very controversial topic; Sexual Abstinence is the practice of voluntarily refraining  from all forms of sexual and drug  Activity . Sexual   abstinence in my opinion is better for unmarried persons because it is simply a decision that is made to become mentally and physically pure. I also feel that when you are single and  abstinent there is so much pressure released from your mind and spirit. Being abstinent is an issue in our country between and among the wed and the  unwed, being abstinent is a decision that should be made based on religious beliefs as well  as  your intuition. Sexual  abstinence is better for  unmarried people because being in love is such a beautiful thing and sometimes people believe that sex is love and in my opinion that’s not the case. Sex can hurt us in so many ways, Sex can damage you mentally and physically and although some of us know that we still choose the other path. Sexual abstinence may be better for   unmarried people because if you aren’t married and you are being sexually active, it is inappropriate because it’s not of God and it ' s against the bible. I also feel that abstinence is   good for married people also; I think it’s a way to find out that a person is your true companion and it ' s also a way to make sure that  are living up to your vows.  Sexual Abstinence in this country is not very effective for  married or   unmarried people but I  feel that it is necessary because it helps to prevent STD exposure,   pregnancy, and other bodily harm;   it also saves you from risk of mental danger such as depression and  thoughts of suicide. I 100% agree with sexual abstinence being more effective for unmarried people because you aren’t tied down and you can think for   yourself without a companion trying to force you to do something that you don’t agree with. Being unmarried leaves you open to many opportunities with people of the opposite sex that you may potentially like and you don’t have to feel under as much pressure to make a decision and when you are by yourself most of the time you will ultimately make the right decision for your self . American people are very, very fortunate because  through out   history   in many countries having sex before marriage was  morally wrong because of their strong religious views .    Many people were stoned to death if pregnant who were not  already married but in today’s society there is nothing that the law can do because it’s a fee country and America also doesn’t have a national religion. Being abstinent for anyone is a beautiful thing and a decision that unmarried people should be pushed to make because if you are not married having sex one time can change the rest of your life, and I don’t mean for good if it is continually done. Abstinence is also good for unmarried people who have already had sex ; they can turn to secondary virginity,  they can stop where they are and give it all up and become pure, saving  their body until marriage. Life is too  short not to be abstinent because when you are out getting a  two  minute thrill in that  two  minutes you can have Syphilis, HIV or any other disease that is out here because none of us are exempt from theses life changing diseases. In conclusion I would like to infer that I agree with abstinence in all forms that it comes in.