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Sunday, June 20, 2004

The Silver Ring Thing

Call me conservative, old fashioned, boring, geek or loser but I still think promiscuity sucks. There are many risk that may happen like unwanted pregnancy, violence and worse of all sexually transmited diseases (ie. AIDS/HIV, genital warts, herpes).

That is why I still believe that the best solution to the above mentioned problems is abstaining from sexual activity. The real safe sex is not having it.

A month ago the BBC featured a documentary about American teens joining an abstinence programme called The Silver Ring Thing. Members are given a silver ring as a sign of their abstinence. With the help of the group, good friends and God these teens hope to be celibate until they marry.

What Do the Symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Look Like? very graphic, beware!
The BBC documentary "American Virgins"
STDs Information
Silver Ring Thing official website
True Love Waits official website

Special Disclaimer: The author is not Evangelical or Fundamentalist Christian