An eye-opening study if you haven’t seen it –
Early initiation of sexual activity and higher numbers of non-marital sex partners are linked in turn to a wide variety of negative life outcomes, including increased rates of infection with sexually transmitted diseases, increased rates of out-of-wedlock pregnancy and birth, increased single parenthood, decreased marital stability, increased maternal and child poverty, increased abortion, increased depression, and decreased happiness.
Early sexual activity seriously undermines girls’ ability to form stable marriages as adults.
Beginning sexual activity at an older age is linked to higher levels of personal happiness.
The greater the increase in the number of non-marital sex partners, the lower the probability of personal happiness.
Check out the charts.
[“The study is based on the National Survey of Family Growth, a survey fielded in 1995 to a nationally representative sample of roughly 10,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44, sponsored and funded by the Centers for Disease Control of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Because men are not included in the NSFG, they are not included anywhere in this report.”]