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We are living in a permissive society, the thing which is considered as sacred before has turned into a choice, and sweethearts considered it to be a manifestation of love.
I purposedly wrote this article to be read especially by young people. Do we really need sex to prove our love to someone?
Sex is supposedly reserved as a privilege for marriage only; the Bible states that the Lord specified that couples should be married before they engage themselves in sexual union. Islam also prohibits sex before marriage in the strictest sense.
But in our world today, sex has become an ordinary thing although I’m happy that majority of the Filipinos still believed in the sanctity of sex and marriage.
Now, let me state to you some of the benefit of sex during sweethearts’ relationship, these are according to eighty five couples whom I have interviewed. They said that sex strengthened relationships; they said that, because sex is not only union of the physical body, but also the mind, it brings couple to a closer relationship. They also believed that sex is a form of exercise; it helps the body’s metabolism. Sex also can help someone cope up with stress and they also believed that pre-marital sex helps determine sexual compatibility between partners.
Now let me give you the negative effect of pre-marital sex.
First, the Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) like gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis to state a few and also the fearsome AIDS.
Second, premarital sex might lead to unwanted pregnancy, why, you might not get pregnant in the first time,” but once tasted always wanted” I tell you, if the pregnancy is unplanned it will result in many heartaches and sufferings, and there are times that because of the pregnancy sweethearts will be forced to marry each other, though against their wishes.
Third, I believe that if you engage in premarital sex, you will lose your innocence especially in that field, suddenly you will feel that your conscience is bothering you, you will feel that you lost something very important which is your virginity.
Fourth, I read an article which states that premarital sex plays a crucial role, why married couples seek for divorce. The article said that with all the sexual partners one had, prior to marriage leads to sexual dysfunctions and lack of satisfaction.
I will say that I don’t judge those who believe in the benefit of pre-marital sex, I don’t encourage it nor condemn it. However let me give you a text which is found in the Christian bible, ”Whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, are of good report; if there be any virtue, if there be any praise, dwell on these things” Philippians 4: 8.
Young people, the choice is yours. God bless.