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Teenagers Having Sex : Right or WRONG!

March 2, 2010
By Deanna Tocco GOLD, Congers, New York
Deanna Tocco GOLD, Congers, New York
16 articles 1 photo 31 comments

Don’t you feel that the world today is revolved around sex, drugs, and pressure? Our generation is different than our parents. Relationships are different than they used to be. There not caused by love at first sight at the homecoming game, there caused by getting drunk at a party and ending up making out or worse. Relationships these days are determined by how much they do. If teens are having sex they must be in love. People don’t realize that you don’t have to have sex to be in love. You should love the person to have sex but you don’t need to have sex unless you are married to that person and are dedicated to spend the rest of your life with that one person.
There is a lot of pressure to have sex especially in girls. All girls want to be liked and sometimes they will do things they shouldn’t to get that feeling. Girls can sometimes be fooled easily. They will believe a guy when he says he loves them, when he really just wants to do it. Those are guys; most guys just want to have sex. If you are lucky you find a guy that respects you and likes you because of you and not because of your body. A lot of teenagers these days are having sex and most don’t regret it they think there in love and they say they will get married some day. The truth is we are too young to be in the love that you need to be to have sex. I believe in young love but it’s not strong enough to lead to marriage and commitment. We are teenagers, were young and stupid. But what teenagers don’t realize is that having sex especially as a teenager is a stupid act that has series consequences. Pregnancy is a serious consequence that can change a persons life forever. Your life has to start over because you brought another life to the world. Most teenage girls say its wont happen. Not if you used a condom and or you were using birth control. That is not true there is nothing that protects you 100% from getting pregnant.
I’ve been talking about teens that made the choice to have sex but most teens don’t make the choice. Some are taken advantage of and raped because of drugs and alcohol. STD’s and pregnancies is a big problem in this world. Sex leads to guilt and regret in some and foolishness and ignorance in others. All of the bad things are all linked together somehow. Drugs and alcohol can lead to sex and the other way around. Sex and pressure are also connected.
Being in high school allows you to experience many things, positives and negatives. It allows you to make new friends, learn, and start taking on responsibility. There are many negative pressures that will come upon you like sex but it’s your responsibility to make the right choice and say NO.

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on Sep. 1 2010 at 3:05 pm
brown.sugar BRONZE, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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i lovin it

you are totally right. i am waiting until i get my life situated then get married. ALOT of girls only do it because they are looking for love and maybe where they come from they do not get that real love from family like they are suppose too. me on the other hand is not rushing to get really involved with anyone

on Aug. 10 2010 at 12:42 pm
livetoserve BRONZE, Cincinnati, Ohio
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sometimes it's hard to remember there are others out there with high morals so thanks!  ( :  i'm definitely waiting until marriage, not only because of my religion but because i hope my future husband will do the same for me and abstain.

on Jul. 19 2010 at 12:59 pm
wind.and.rain.again BRONZE, Amherst, Massachusetts
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"What is it you wish to do with your one wild and precious life?" Mary Oliver

i agree with ur main message:dont have sex unless ur really in love and responsible enough to care for a child if need be.

but i think you execution was a little off. u said MOST guys just want to doit but that is not true. some do but there are so many more caring guys who respect and love you for who u are and would never push u into doing it. just wanted to put that out there

mrs2013 said...
on Jun. 27 2010 at 10:37 pm
mrs2013, Wichita Falls, Texas
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Any quote by Thomas Jefferson!

YES!!! This article is amazing! I agree 100%

on Jun. 7 2010 at 7:51 am
Deanna Tocco GOLD, Congers, New York
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Thanks and that is soo truw love takes time to grow

on Jun. 7 2010 at 7:49 am
Deanna Tocco GOLD, Congers, New York
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Thanks so much

on Jun. 5 2010 at 9:34 pm
JoeCharley GOLD, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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"I'm a survivor. I'm not going to give up. I'm not going to stop. I'm going to work harder."

Wow..I Loved This Article. These Are My Thoughts Walking Down The Hallway At School. "You Can't Love Each Other. Love Has To Grow. It's Like A Baby, And A Baby Isn't Born Grown."..Haha, I'll Be Reading More Of Your Articles.

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on Jun. 5 2010 at 3:13 pm
TheJust ELITE, Ellenton, Florida
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Bravo! Love it!! Great article!!

on May. 16 2010 at 7:06 pm
Deanna Tocco GOLD, Congers, New York
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Thanks :)


on May. 14 2010 at 7:51 pm
thepaperinventory PLATINUM, Saratoga, California
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yep, i totally agree

on Apr. 20 2010 at 6:40 am
Deanna Tocco GOLD, Congers, New York
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Thanks love you too !!!! :)

on Apr. 20 2010 at 6:27 am
xobrittyy PLATINUM, New City, New York
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“Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep... wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you're just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky his is to have you.... The one who turns to his friends and says, 'that's her.'”

omg this is great deanna !! i was next to you when you wrote this !!! lol love ya great job !! :) <3

on Apr. 1 2010 at 8:48 am
Deanna Tocco GOLD, Congers, New York
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i totally agree.  There is probably more pressure on guys than on girls. Thanks for your opinion I might think of writting an article on the guys perspective :)

on Apr. 1 2010 at 8:45 am
Deanna Tocco GOLD, Congers, New York
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thanks ! evreyone has there own opinion

on Apr. 1 2010 at 8:41 am
Deanna Tocco GOLD, Congers, New York
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i agree there is probably more pressure on guys to have sex then girls and i appreciate your opinion , that is a good idea and i might write an article on the guys perspective

on Mar. 29 2010 at 7:54 pm
BrainsANDBeauty PLATINUM, Donnellson, Iowa
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Okay, yes, I do understand that teenage sex is a big deal but I am a girl and know that girls aren't the only one's taken advantage of.  It is an effective essay, but obviously from a girl's perspective.  Try talking to a few guys who are agains premarital sex and see how they feel too.  Other than that, an excellent if not common outlook on the teenage sex issue.

on Mar. 25 2010 at 7:26 am
Deanna Tocco GOLD, Congers, New York
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i respect your opinion but protection doesnt work all the time and i just dont think people should take that chance considering the life changing consequences

luvcornbread said...
on Mar. 22 2010 at 3:12 pm
luvcornbread, Larenceville, Virginia
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i think its not right to have sex but if they cjosse so alleat use protection and dont just do it with any body ppll come on

on Mar. 22 2010 at 7:59 am
CardinalRunner BRONZE, Holland, Michigan
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Thanks! :)

Im glad atleast SOME people still think it wrong

on Mar. 21 2010 at 4:09 pm
Deanna Tocco GOLD, Congers, New York
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totally agrre :)