“Isn’t it better to give in?” you might ask. “After all, isn’t everyone having sex?”
Stop and think!
Fact: Not everyone is doing it.
True, you may read about high statistics. For example, a U.S. study revealed that by the time they finish high school, 2 out of 3 youths in that country are sexually active. But that also means that 1 out of 3—a sizable number—are not.
What about those who are? Researchers have found that many of such youths experience one or more of the following rude awakenings.
Distress. Most youths who have engaged in premarital sex say that they regretted it afterward.
Distrust. After having sex, each partner begins to wonder, ‘Who else has he/she had sex with?’
Disillusionment. Deep down, many girls would prefer someone who will protect them, not use them. And many boys find that they are less attracted to a girl who has given in to their advances.
The bottom line: Your body is far too valuable to give away. Show that you have strength of character by obeying God’s laws against premarital sex. Then, if you do marry one day, you can have sex. And you’ll be able to enjoy it fully—without the worries, regrets, and insecurities that are so often the aftermath of premarital sex.—Proverbs 7:22, 23; 1 Corinthians 7:3.