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Are Purity Pledges Harmful?
Purity pledges are ineffective.
of pledgers end up having sex before marriage.
Purity pledges are a wasted investment.
The continued support of purity pledges despite their ineffectiveness is a sign of incompetence on part of the government.
Christian colleges often advocate for purity pledges to be taken and
only education, however this
does not help
to reduce their sexual assault rates.
According to a study, making a formal pledge
appear to have an effect on sexual behavior.
Purity pledges were found to be
only when religious commitment is high. However, for pledge signers with low religious commitment, the likelihood of staying committed is very low.
of purity pledges only extends to sexual intercourse and not other sexual behaviours.
Researchers found that teenagers who take purity pledges
substantially longer than those who do not make such a public commitment to chastity.
Studies show that individuals who make a
to themselves are less likely to have sex before marriage.