Staying abstinent dating
This article was co-authored by Klare Heston, LICSW.
If we compare these numbers to the average age of first marriage in the United States – 27 for women, and 29 for men – we get the picture: most people are having sex before marriage.
She received her Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1983.
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They may still have other kinds of sex and think of themselves as abstinent.
But complete abstinence is the only way to avoid getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI) like herpes or HIV/AIDS. To make sure it works, you have to be abstinent all the time.