Question: What are the pros and cons of abstinence?

What are the pros of the abstinence?

Advantages of AbstinenceAcademic performance: It is easier to concentrate on your studies. Better health: Youll probably have fewer physical and emotional concerns.Certainty: If the relationship lasts without sex, there is a good chance it will be a strong relationship.More items

Is abstinence bad for your health?

Abstinence, unlike not eating, doesnt physically damage you, at least not directly. “Its not a health crisis if you dont,” Debra Herbenick, a research scientist and professor at Indiana University Bloomington School of Public Health, says. “No one is going to say that abstinence for six months is going to hurt you.”

What are some disadvantages of abstinence?

Disadvantages of AbstinenceExperience shows that even people committed to abstinence may unexpectedly have sex and may not be prepared to protect themselves from pregnancy and STIs.Many people may find it difficult to maintain abstinence over the long term.More items

What is the success rate of abstinence?

In theory, abstinence is 100% effective at preventing pregnancy and STIs. However, many adolescents who intend to practice abstinence fail to actually do so, and they often fail to use condoms or other forms of contraception when they do have intercourse.

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