For writer Jessica Ciencin Henriquez, abstaining from sex until marriage was not the right choice.
Henriquez joined a recent segment on HuffPost L...
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There was no evidence that an early loss of virginity actually caused risky sexuality later. Indeed, twins who have very different initiations into sex -- one early and one late -- nevertheless go on to have similarly risky sex lives.
What did we get for $1.9 billion? Nothing good. Abstinence-only education has been shown to have no effect on how much teenagers have sex - none.
As a concept, virginity is more dangerous than not, because it puts us into these virgin or not categories, which doesn't really give us a very nuanced perspective or understanding of sexuality.
At this point, it's hard to imagine how much more data the government and Congress need to understand that just telling kids to not have sex isn't working.
According to a study released earlier today, teenagers who have taken a "virginity pledge" are still just as likely to engage in premarital sex than t...
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