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WHY MUST I WAIT?

PREMARITAL SEX

WHAT IS PREMARITAL SEX?

It is a sexual activity practiced by


people who are unmarried.
The Bible refers to premarital sex as
FORNICATION.
Fornication is sexual intercourse
between people who are not married to
each other.

Adultery involves married persons


while Fornication involves those who
are unmarried.

When God brought Adam and Eve


together in marriage, he established
the one flesh relationship

PROBLEM IS IT MORAL?

Morality is a factor for many people


when deciding whether or not to have
premarital sex.
According to a study conducted by the
University of the Philippines Population
Institute and Demographic Research and
Development Foundation Inc. revealed
that one of three Filipino youth aged to
15 to 24 has engaged in premarital sex,

UPPIs Maria Paz Marquez also said that


3.5% or nearly 800,000 of the youth
have experienced regularly having sex
with friends they are not in romantic
relationship with or having the
relationship of friends-with-benefits.
ARMM has the lowest prevalence of
PMS among youths

78% (73.4% for males and 83.8% for


females) of those who engaged in PMS
for first time have were unprotected
against the risk of pregnancy
According to Pew Research Center, 71%
of Filipinos labeled sex outside
marriage as morally unacceptable
while only 20% said it is acceptable.

Idleness
Idleness

pressure
pressure ::
parents,
parents, friends,
friends,
peer
peer group,
group,
lecturer,
lecturer, future
future
partner.
partner.

Bad
Bad parenting
parenting

Curiosity
Curiosity
Electronic
Electronic
media
media ::
pornography
pornography
movie
movie

Wrong
Wrong
association
association

Books
Books &
&
magazines
magazines

CAUSES
CAUSES
&
&
FACTORS
FACTORS

Ignorance
Ignorance

Environmental
Environmental
influence
influence

Wrong
Wrong
information
information

Covetousness
Covetousness

Broken
Broken homes
homes
Indiscipline
Indiscipline
Loneliness
Loneliness

THE RISK FACTORS OF PMS

Ignorance and lack of concern for consequences


Premarital sex stems from the youths
ignorance about the act and neglect of
consequences.
Attitude-related problems Rebellion, lack of
regard for oneself, and feeling of invulnerability
have been linked to sexual acts before marriage.
Alcohol and drugs Individuals under the
influence of alcohol or drugs are more
susceptible to premarital sex.

Steady relationship Having a steady


boyfriend or girlfriend can heighten
chances of premarital sex.
Lack of adult supervision Adolescents
who are often left unsupervised for long
periods may be more prone to
premarital sex.

Parental acceptance that premarital sex


is okay Adolescents whose parents
think that premarital sex is normal or
appropriate will most likely develop the
same opinion
Parental opinion that adolescent sex is
normal There are parents who do not
approve of premarital sex but think that
sex is a normal part of life.

COMMON DANGERS OF PMS

Teenage pregnancy Studies conducted by different


health and population organizations indicate that there is
an increase in the number of teenage pregnancies in the
country.
HIV/AIDS Teenagers, some as young as 15 have been
diagnosed HIV-positive according to a study conducted
by the Department of Health (DOH). 118 of the new HIV
patients belong to the 15 to 24 age bracket. HIV
infections are now happening to younger people. The
rise of Filipino youth engaging in unprotected premarital
sex is a contributing factor to the rise of sexually
transmitted diseases in the country such as HIV.

GOOD EFFECTS OF PMS

Acceptance
from
your
peers
Hope for pleasure
Fulfillment
of
sexual
desires

WHAT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH SAYS ABOUT THE ISSUE?

According to the Bible verse Let marriage be


held in honor among all, and let the marriage
bed be undefiled, for God will judge the
sexually immoral and adulterous. Hebrew
13:4.
The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony is the term
for the sacrament of marriage.
Only in marriage do we find Gods blessing on
the act of sexual love or usually termed as
marital love

This understanding is evident in Jesus


response to the Pharisees question regarding
divorce: "Have you not read that at the
beginning the Creator made them male and
female and declared, For this reason a man
shall leave his father and mother and cling to
his wife, and the two shall become as one?
Thus they are no longer two but one flesh.
Therefore let no man separate what God has
joined" (Matthew 19:4-6).

Taking sexual love outside the context of


marriage is contrary to the dignity of each
person and of marriage.
From encyclical The Gospel of Life: "Sexuality too
is depersonalized and exploited, from being the
sign, place and language of love, that is, of the
gift of self and acceptance of another, in all the
others richness as a person, it increasingly
becomes the occasion and instrument for selfassertion and the selfish satisfaction of
personal desires and instincts".

RECOMMENDATIONS TO HANDLE THIS PROBLEM

Sex education
Family concern towards their child
Do some outdoor activities
Moral education
Explanation about the disadvantages of
sex before married

CLOSURE - IT ISNT EASY!


1. When people say its not realistic to tell
teenagers not to have sex,
- what theyre really saying is that you do not
have the strength, the courage, or the
common sense to practice self-control;
- You are not capable of saying NO to sex!
2. Nobody is trying to tell you that restraining
from sex is easy.
- Remember that nothing worthwhile in life
comes easy.
3. Dont fall for the misleading slogan,
EVERYONE IS DOING IT. There is no such
thing for you.
4. Experience is not a requirement

QUESTION TO PONDER

Which should it be: Sex


before marriage or the
other way around?

The Choice is Yours


Wait and secure your
marital destiny or go for it
and build your destiny on a
faulty foundation

Virginity doesnt have the moral value


attached to it that we think it should have.
If that really weighs into how you value a
person, youre not even seeing that person. In
fact, your view ofother personsis depraved.
Masturbation is not a sin. For men, or at
least me,sexual release isa biological
need, the equivalent of taking a dump, and
just as necessary. And youre just as unpleasant
to be around if you really need to do itbut dont.