This disturbing article from the Paper or Record is just disturbing on so many levels that I just don't know where to start. These are some pretty warped people and I like to think that most people would agree with me on that. While I somewhat agree that teenagers shouldn't be having lots of sex, it's a bit unrealistic to expect them to wait till marriage. It does happen and if that's your cup of tea, so be it, but kids are kids and they are going to have sex just like we did. Why not teach them that if they are going to be sexually active, to use protection so they don't bring a baby they can't take care of into this world.
As for those that wait till marriage, would you buy a car without test driving it? Would you buy a house after only looking at the outside? Would you order your dinner without looking at the menu? My point is not to trivialize a "no sex before marriage pledge" but to make it clear that a healthy sexual compatability is somewhat important when making a marriage work. Sex isn't a bad thing and these so called "Purity Balls" make it seem like it is. Americans need to seriously get over their hangup over sex. It's natural, it feels good and it's damn fun.