For about a decade now, a surprising number of large organisations (such as ‘True Love Waits’ and “The Silver Ring Thing”) around the world have embarked on significant efforts to encourage young people not to have sex. In some countries these campaigns have had the explicit support of the government and have even benefited from state funding. As part of these programs, youths are encouraged to make a verbal or written promise to abstain from sex until marriage. These pledges are known as virginity pledges. By 1995 at least 2.5 million people had made them; the figure is probably closer to 10 million now. Underlying the controversy over whether virginity pledges ‘work’, is the controversy over what objective virginity pledges should be working towards.
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every girl i knew/know that made a virginity pledge got pregnant within a year of them making it...mainly because of peer pressure, because the guys knew what girls said they would wait, and the guys would bet to see who could get who. they were stupid and didnt even use protection with the girls.
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