Sex, S.T.D.'s and You! And All of Us!

STD's are a very real part of our society, weather you are an adult or a youth, and can cause great pain and trouble in your body. There are many different types of STD's, but we will focus on the most common.

Earlier studies would indicate that, when God created mankind as male and female, He revealed the fixed, inflexible, moral order that He estab­lished for human sexuality. That order is as follows: All human sexual relationships are to take place exclusively within the bonds of male-female marriage, and mar­riage is to be a lifelong union of a man and a woman. Any deviation from that order violates and perverts what God intended and has tragic consequences for mankind. This article will examine some of those tragic consequences.

Statistics On STD’s:

  • 50%-80% of those infected don’t know they are infected.
  • Up to 36% of condoms fail to prevent pregnancy.
  • 50% of new HIV cases are under 25 years old.
  • 25% of Americans ages 15-55 are infected with an STD.
  • There are 41,000 new cases of an STD every day in the U.S.
  • More than 60 million people in the U.S. are currently living with an incurable STD.
  • Each year an estimated 1,000,000 women experience an episode of acute PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.

Casual Sex??

Let’s look at one “Casual Sex Date”. He spies her across the room. She is hot. He makes his move and she rewards him with a sexy smile. After a few hours of conversation they end up in bed having mad, passionate sex. The next morning both go on their way, fulfilled and happy. Six months later: She is getting ready for work and she has painful urination and a pus-like discharge. She also feels pain in her pelvis. Eight months later: She is getting out of bed and doubles over with pain she can no longer ignore. Embarrassed to face her family doctor, she goes to a clinic and finds she has gonorrhea. The doctor puts her on antibiotics and it clears up. She forgets about it. Four years later:Our star has now found the man of her dreams. They wanted children right away and had excitedly decorated the nursery, sure that they would soon hold their cooing baby. She is now coming out of the doctor’s office weeping. She has just learned that there will be no children for them. The gonorrhea she contracted had damaged her fallopian tubes and she is sterile. She doesn’t even remember his name, but she will live with the sorrow the rest of her life . Ten months after that “happy morning”: He just lost a racquet ball game. He has been feeling tired and achy for a few days. “Must be the flu” he reasons. Then his mind wanders back to the great night he had a few months ago… “what was her name?” One year later: He needs to see a doctor. This flu has hung on forever and he can’t seem to shake it. He makes an appointment for tomorrow. The next day: He listens to the doctor in disbelief. How could he have symptoms of AIDS? He had used a condom with all his partners. The doctor explains that a condom can not guarantee protection against any STD, not even AIDS. Why hadn’t he been told? Two years later: Our star is now lying in bed staring out the window. His eyes wander to his hands and he thinks about how they used to be strong, swing a racquet with swift precision. Now, he wonders if he could even pick one up. He doesn’t know for sure which of his partners gave him HI V. He wonders how many women he passed it on to. (READ MORE)