Sexual relations among teens is a problem not only for them, but possibly their children and America as a whole. Sex before marriage has always been a major issue. Teen pregnancy seems to double yearly: with no sign of stopping. Some teens use contraceptives and birth control incorrectly. They think pregnancy just can’t happen to them.
Teens often think that pregnancy just cannot happen to them, yet teen pregnancy grows each year, and shows no stop. Carelessness is the significant factor in teen pregnancy, whether the carelessness is in contraceptive use, or choosing of a partner. Teens just use different forms of contraceptives and birth control incorrectly.
These myths perpetuated by the media permeate viewers’ minds from a young age and ultimately affect decisions and situations they experience later in life. An ever-popular myth that has stuck with me, is the idea that if a man begs you enough for sex, you are to give into his wishes, because he simply can’t help it. This bit of rape culture was something that affected me at a young age, that led me to believe that was what you were supposed to do, and ultimately put me in a position of vulnerability that I am unable to forget. As a junior in high school, I was quite naïve to the ideas of rape culture or how it would affect me down the line, seeing as I didn’t understand what had happened right away. He was in my theatre club, we had been driving back from “Romeo and Juliet”, which we had seen at a neighboring high school, suddenly, without any prompting he pulled over.
Our society has seemed to over look the moral responsibility of sex. Whether it is a religious or family based sense of morality, sex is an issue for more than just teens. I do not know of any religion that condones sex before marriage, at any age. It seems that morals of all kinds look down on premarital sex, yet it is one of the greatest epidemics that plagues modern society. Teenagers are definitely a great concern when speaking of premarital sex.
The question is, is sex before marriage okay? This is a common question that we face, especially for those who are in a relationship. So why do they do it? Most teenagers have heard the phrase “everyone’s doing it” “If you really loved me you would have sex with me” and also “its okay I have a condom.” Without knowledge of what ones actions can result in, a life changing event can follow. The unchecked premarital pursuit of sex can debase and objectify us, and expose us to incurable STD’s, unplanned pregnancies, and tons of emotional trauma.
The undeniable truth is that hundreds of American teenagers are contracting and spreading sexually transmitted diseases every single day. American teenagers are suffering from a lack of information and the country cannot afford to ignore the facts any longer. Comprehensive sex education must be made a priority in America’s public schools. Many parents do believe that their children should receive some kind of sex education in school, but prefer the sex education to stress abstinence-only-until-marriage. While abstinence-only programs may have good intentions, they have not proven to be very effective.
This book teaches you about God's plan which is to stay abstinent until you are married to the person you love. Waiting to have sex is the right thing, because having sex with multiple problems can cause emotional problems, STDS, pregnancy and many more. Many teens don't know how risky it is having sex at a young age, they should know what the costs are. Teens need to start caring more and stop giving theirselves up. When a girl gets pregnant she is worried and she doesn't know what to do with the baby.
Statistically they're right. “61% of all high school seniors have had sexual intercourse”(“Sexuality, Contraception, and the Media”). The media trying to stay up to date puts content out that they think the teens will relate to even if that content sends a bad message. Every year more and more teens aren't virgins (Somers and Tynan). If the media cut down on the amount of sexual content shown maybe teens wouldn't be having so much sex, but they won't they are actually expanding and influencing everyone.
Rape culture can be defined as the culture in a society in which rape and sexual violence is normalized and excused in pop culture and through the media. Looking at today’s culture, one cannot help but feel that this rings true on many levels. From movies to music, the subject of rape is often tossed around lightly. Oftentimes, the word “rape” is used synonymously with words like “own” or “destroy,” in sentences such as, “we totally raped that team,” to show victory over something or someone. Too many times, rape is even used as the punch line in a joke.
Hyper sexuality is an addiction that just anyone can have; anyone can be at high risk from men and women. As a matter of fact, while looking for the articles, there were many who were victims of sexual abuse when they we... ... middle of paper ... ...t in mothers, women, but also men and teenagers who may not know they are going through hyper sexuality. Conclusion Finally, hyper sexuality can go hand in hand with child sexual abuse. People who were sexually abused as children or exposed parental nudity can have long term effects in the future. Hyper sexuality can occur in both men and women just about equally.