Exposing the Myths of Recreational Sex

There is a mountain of media out there promoting a phony philosophy about the joys of recreational sex – casual, risky sexual encounters that do not involve commitment.  One need look no farther than the junk advice featured in magazines like Cosmopolitan to see just how pernicious and pervasive recreational sex is. The time for some straight talk about this sexual trend is long overdue.  Every young person needs to know the following three truths: Truth #1: Recreational sex has produced dramatic increases in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).  Girls who are sexually active in their early teens are twice as likely to get an STD, and about 40% will become pregnant.  According to Dr. Meg Meeker, a pediatrician and author, “[a]lmost half of all girls are likely to become infected with an STD during their very first sexual experience.”  Girls are far more susceptible to STDs than guys because of the biology of the...(Read Full Article)