Abstinence is the only way proven to work and never fails as a birth control technique. Birth control pills and other devices, the rhythm method, and the use of condoms may seem like the perfect birth control routines, but none of these methods is certain to prevent pregnancy.
Abstinence costs nothing; it just takes self-control. It is very effective and practical.
Sex is the most individual gift you can give a man. Despite the popular idea that "everybody is doing it", that is not the truth. There are many teens and even older adults waiting until marriage to engage in sex. Do not feel pressured to have sex. Sex can lead to emotional stress, regrets, and sexually transmitted diseases. Protect yourself and your heart.
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