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Yes, the miss out on stuff No, its best for everyone
Debate Score:24
Arguments:19
Total Votes:29
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Is abstinence bad for teens and young adults?

Yes, the miss out on stuff

Side Score: 8
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No, its best for everyone

Side Score: 16

I don't believe it's bad but what are they gonna do when they're 35 and married they won't know what to do, or they'll be confused and embarrassed. I think they should experience around 20 but 13-16 is too young anything over 16 is okay i think.

Side: Yes, the miss out on stuff
kamranw(232) Disputed
1 point

married they won't know what to do, or they'll be confused and embarrassed

Thats the most ridiculous argument. There are hundreds of cultures that still live by this and they seem to be procreating just fine. They must have figured out what to do. Wonder how that happened?

Plus, everyones first time is confusing regardless if they wait or not.

Side: No, its best for everyone

Nobody should have to wait till theyre 18 to have sex.

You should live everyday like its your last.

Side: Yes, the miss out on stuff
kamranw(232) Disputed
2 points

Nobody should wait? Everyday like its your last? So at what age is sex OK? When someone is 11 should they decide to have sex because it could be their last day?

Also, there are tons of people who are proud that they waited and would recommend that to anyone. Myself included.

Side: No, its best for everyone
1 point

yes, Abstinence CAN be something to be admired................................................:)

Side: No, its best for everyone
1 point

Abstinance is bad because it simply represses very natural feelings. Teens and young adults are hormonaly driven to do have sex and preaching abstinance only forces it underground, wich makes it much less safe.

The urge to have sex is a force of nature, and learning to embrace that fact in society will make things easier for everyone. Teens and young adults should be educated in sex and be made aware of its risks and consequences. To say that the risks are too great young people, and they should not have sex at all is ignorant. It's like saying that since driving can be dangerous, young people must be kept in the dark about it so they don't get any ideas about driving and going out one day and causing an accident. The problem is that young people think about "driving" (sex) all the time and will eventually try it one day. How prepared they are to handle it depends on what kind of "driver's ed" (sex ed) that they have had. The world is much safer when everyone knows about driving (having sex), but those who think abstinence is best would rather see everyone driving blind and without a guide.

The bottom line is that sex is natural and even healthy when exercised with care. It is human nature to not be abstinent, and preaching it only breeds ignorance and consequently more bad decisions.

Side: Yes, the miss out on stuff
kamranw(232) Disputed
1 point

Sexual feelings are natural however, that is exactly what separates us from animals. We have minds that can overcome natural urges. Just because someone is for abstinence does not mean they want to keep teens in the dark. It is possible to educate a teen on sex and still preach abstinence.

The bottom line is that sex is natural and even healthy when exercised with care. It is human nature to not be abstinent, and preaching it only breeds ignorance and consequently more bad decisions.

This is simply untrue. There are many cultures that preach and practice abstinence and are very successful. Humans can overcome any urge because we have a mind like no other.

Side: No, its best for everyone
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Who the hell am I to force my insecurities on teens just because they're horny?

Side: Yes, the miss out on stuff
Pineapple(1448) Disputed
1 point

Why do your own insecurities have anything to do with abstinence?

Side: No, its best for everyone
TyTheTiger(104) Disputed
2 points

Just look at the other arguments. They justify abstinence because they fear std's and pregnancy. Sure, you want to see these kids healthy and happy, but these are your fears, your insecurities. Let these teenagers decide how to run their own lives; after all it is THEIR lives.

Its like saying kids shouldn't be let to ride bikes because they could fall off and we can't trust them to always wear a helmet. They need to wait until they are much older to learn how to do it right so they can be trusted.

This is stupid; to expect kids to fear what you fear, to stop them from doing things that make them happy just to satisfy your insecurities.

Side: Yes, the miss out on stuff
1 point

Abstinence is best because it prevents STDs, teen pregnancies and it also makes sex between the partner you choose more personal and something special only the two of you share.

Side: No, its best for everyone
1 point

Depends how they will be able to cope with it. Teens, in fact are so young to know this idea however, in this age of time, they already have broad thinking.

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Side: No, its best for everyone

Abstinence is a noble virtue but someone must not lie about it.

Side: No, its best for everyone

Abstinence from sexual intercourse (as opposed to other forms of fornication ;) is good because it guarantees no STDs and unwanted pregnancies.

Side: No, its best for everyone
Pineapple(1448) Disputed
3 points

So you're all for youngin's experimenting, as long as they do not get an STD or pregnant?

At what age would you let your daughter give her first blow job?

Side: No, its best for everyone
dacey(1036) Disputed
1 point

not true, herpes and other stds' can be caught thru oral sex etc..................go to sex-ed joe.....you are obviously not up to date with the facts...

Side: Yes, the miss out on stuff
0 points

instead odf beating around the bush im gunna come right out and say wait to have sex

Side: No, its best for everyone
Pineapple(1448) Disputed
1 point

This isn't a poll, it's a debate. You can either choose to participate, and let us know why your feel that way, or don't.

Side: Yes, the miss out on stuff
hazeleyes95(12) Disputed Banned
0 points

uh im sorry my answer didn't meet your standerds. i know it's a debate. i did participate by writing my opinion and i didnt say why because i couldnt think of how to say it. so once again i apologize for totally offending life as we know it. i didnt know how big of a deal it was

Side: No, its best for everyone