by Joshua Cadieux
We all know that the bible (and all religions that I know of for that matter) says we should not have sex until we find the person we are going to spend the rest of our lives with. My problem comes with the fact that the time is very dated to say the least. In the early 1900’s even up to the early 70’s people were getting married pretty much as soon as they hit puberty. People were getting married at the age of 18. Anyone can wait until they are 18 to have sex. In this day and age even that is hard to do. If people tell you they are a virgin still in university, not that it’s a bad thing, just a rarity. People now aren’t getting married until they find their career and have some sort of stability in their lives. I won’t be done school until I’m 24 years old. Add on at least 2 years until I find a career ad that makes me 26. How can you wait 26 years without having sex, its science people, we have hormones. Obviously sex should be inside a loving relationship, I’m not questioning that. I just think that there is too much peer pressure and media pressure for young people to be sexually active at a very young age. The problem is that young people are not valuing their sexuality enough. I think there is a mentality that once you have sex one time before marriage, what’s 10 or 20? I have friends who are only 21 years old and have had sex with nearly 100 different girls. And before you start saying guys are all dogs, girls are not any better. Girls these are equally ok with the proverbial one night stand. Instead of telling young people to wait until they are married to have sex, THE END. They should be teaching them to wait until they are married, but if they can’t to respect themselves and be safe.