Abstinence and the absence of dental dams
A survey of 580 students at two California schools found that nearly one-third of the teenage students plan on engaging in oral sex in the next six months. The ninth-grade teens in the California study, whose average age was 14 1/2, say oral sex is less risky and more acceptable than intercourse.
Another study, released a few weeks ago by the National Longitudinal Study of
Adolescent Health, revealed that those who took "virginity pledges" were almost as likely as
those who didn't to be infected with STDs. And those who made a promise
to God were more likely to have anal and oral sex (pledge girls are six times more likely
to perform oral sex, boys are four times more likely to have anal) and
less likely to use condoms or dental dams than their heathen
counterparts. This chastity pledge is what Bill Maher calls thinking outside of the box.
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