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Are Purity Pledges Harmful?
Refraining from sex until marriage leads to happier marriages.
have found that if an individual has had sexual partners before getting married, that marriage is more likely to end in divorce.
Abstinence can place an emphasis on developing other aspects of the relationship, such as communication and other forms of intimacy, which can benefit the relationship after marriage.
Respondents in a study
who waited until marriage to have sex reported higher levels of stability, satisfaction, and communication in their relationship than those who had pre-marital sex.
with your partner can be an important feature of a happy relationship. It can be useful to know whether any exists between you and your partner before committing to marry them.
Pre-marital sex gives individuals time to
their sexuality and sexual preferences. This is information they can use if they are choosing a partner to spend their life with.
Waiting until marriage can have
physical and psychological consequences
when people eventually start having sex.