Did you know that today (February 12) is Sexual and Reproductive Health Day? Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. David Butler-Jones is encouraging all Canadians to visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website to inform themselves and others on how to reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections.
While sexually transmitted infections continue to be a significant and increasing public health concern, maybe we’d have more sucess in combatting this epidemic if we encouraged saving sex until marriage.
The decision to have sex is a very important one. Sexual relationships affect your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. All of us want to love and be loved, but sex is not a game! Our sexuality is a gift and when used properly, it can bring life, love and freedom. However, when the gift of sexuality is misused, it results in broken hearts, homes and lives.
To quote an awesome website, “… don’t just make the promise of forever with your body, make it with your whole life. Put a ring on it. If both members of a couple save sex until marriage, their risk of an STD is annihilated.”