Some facts about abstinence:

  • Couples who are sexually active before marriage report increased dissatisfaction with their sexual life after marriage.
  • Couples who practice abstinence report that greater appreciation for their spouses than those who are active before marriage.
  • Divorce rates are increased among couples who are sexually active before marriage.
  • Sexually active couples have higher risk of sexually transmitted diseases, including HPV which has been linked to certain types of cancers.