According to a new report by the CDC, fewer kids today are engaging in sexual intercourse during their teenage years than they were just a decade ago.
This finding will likely shock Hollywood producers, comprehensive sex ed advocates, and others who think teenagers are mindless bundles of hormones that cannot be expected to resist their sexual urges. So what’s the motivation behind this teen abstinence trend? According to the report:
The most frequent reason given for not having had sex remained the same as it had been in 2002: that it is ‘‘against religion or morals.’’ Among teenagers who had never had sex, 41% of females and 31% of males chose this as their main reason for not having had sex.
The fact that so many teens are able to remain chaste in our sex-saturated culture is nothing short of miraculous. Pray that this trend continues.
(Via: The Atlantic Wire)