Teenagers who take virginity pledges, in which they promise to refrain from sex until marriage, under certain conditions delay intercourse substantially longer than those who do not make such a public commitment to chastity, according to a newly released study. The study, which analyzed the answers of 6, students from schools to a range of questions, is the first to show that any of the activities associated with a growing movement to promote abstinence -- in this case, through voluntary virginity pledges -- has any effect on the sexual behavior of teenagers. Jimmy Hester, coordinator of True Love Waits, an abstinence group that grew out of the Southern Baptist Convention, hailed the report as ''great news.
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Teens who pledged to remain a virgin until marriage began sexual activity much later than their peers who did not take such a pledge, according to an analysis of data from a study funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development NICHD and several other Federal agencies. On average, teens who took a public or written pledge to remain abstinent until marriage delayed having sex about one-third longer than comparable teens who had not pledged, the analysis showed. However, the effectiveness of pledging depended on the student's age.
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Virginity is the state of a person who has never engaged in sexual intercourse. Like chastitythe concept of virginity has traditionally involved sexual abstinence. The concept of virginity usually involves moral or religious issues and can have consequences in terms of social status and in interpersonal relationships.