In the 1960s and 1970s, two sexually transmitted infections and diseases, Syphilis and Gonorrhea were the main concern of a risky sexual lifestyle. In those days, penicillin would take care of those infections. In the 1980s and 1990s, the HIV/AIDS epidemic and sky rocketing teen pregnancy rates became primarily concerned about.

Now we need to be concerned about 26 known sexually transmitted infections that can turn into incurable diseases that cause cancer, infertility, or death. Some may mistakenly think that using a condom completely protects themselves. Though condoms provide some protection, they do not eliminate the risk completely. [1] This is a dangerous and unhealthy situation in the middle of a medically known epidemic of sexually transmitted infections. The possible exposure to sexually transmitted diseases is tremendous.

However, without a doubt, the safest and healthiest way to simultaneously eliminate the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection and an unplanned pregnancy is by recognizing the value and necessity of living a chaste lifestyle in today's society. The goal of this website is to equip and empower you with the information to protect yourself from the physical and psychological harm that comes from living a risky lifestyle.

The Healthiest Choice:
Based on the serious dangers of today's sexually transmitted infection dangers, medical science and common sense have shown that the healthiest choice for young adults is to live a chaste lifestyle by abstaining from sexual activity until marriage.

By being informed of the dangers of a risky sexual lifestyle and the advantages of living a chaste lifestyle, you can effectively lower or prevent the risk of an unplanned pregnancy and/or becoming infected with a sexually transmitted infection which can lead to disease. [2] You can do this by:

  • First, delaying initiation of intercourse;

  • Second, reduce the number of partners you have if you are already sexually active; and

  • Third, decrease the frequency of intercourse you have if you are already sexually active.

Accomplishing anyone of these goals logically results in a reduction in the risks of pregnancy, births, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. [3] Science has shown that there is only one way to prevent an unplanned pregnancy and from becoming infected with a sexually transmitted infection and disease....that is by practicing chastity resistance skills learned in chastity education.

LoveFacts.Org is dedicated to reporting information and imparting knowledge  so young adults can be empowered to make the healthiest choice for their reproductive health - living a chaste lifestyle.

The failure rate of condoms for unmarried teenagers is 36.3%. Jones E. and Forest J. Contraceptive failure rate in the U.S.: estimates from the 1992 National Survey of Family Growth, 21 Fam Plann Perspect., May-June 1989,103. One-third of teenage pregnancies occur while a contraceptive is being used. Scwartz, Michael and James H.Ford, Family Planning Clinics: Cure or Disease of Teenage Pregnancy?, Lineacre Quarterly, May 1982,148. Fifty-eight percent of women who got abortions in 1994-1995 were using a contraceptive when they go pregnant. Henshaw, Stanley K. and Kost. Kathryn, Abortion Patients in 1994-1995: Characteristics and Contraceptive Use, 28 Fam Plann Perspect.,1996,140-147,158. The Birth Control Pill, Norplant, IUD, diaphragm, cervical cap, sponge, Depo-Provera and spermicides do not protect against STDs. Wills, Judith Levine, Preventing STDs: FDA Consumer, Publication No (FDA)94-1210, June 1993. Latex Condoms can reduce but not eliminate the risks of contracting STDs. Nestor,Lynn Paige, MSN, and O’Connell, Michelle Brott, BSN, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, .U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Public Health Service. Recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration tests designed to measure the leakage of viral particles through latex condoms reveal significant leakage of HIV sized particles under some conditions for one-third of the condoms tested. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, July -August, 1992,194, 230-234.

[2] Kirby, Douglas, Ph.D. et al, School Based Programs To Reduce Sexual Risk Behaviors: A Review of Effectiveness,109, Public Health Reports, May-June 1994,339-360.

[3] Id.  at 359.

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