STUDIES SHOW THAT TEENS ARE MORE LIKELY THAN NON-TEENS TO ACT LIKE TEENS
Virginity pledgers and similar non-pledgers don't differ in the rates of vaginal, oral or anal sex or any other sexual behavior. Strikingly, pledgers are less likely than similar non-pledgers to use condoms and also less likely to use any form of birth control.In another of Ms. Rosenbaum's federally-funded studies, she found that teenagers who promised parents not to drink at late night parties were just as likely to wake up at the base of a urine-stained toilet bowl, half drowning in pools of their own vomit as those teens who did not make any such promises.
Sex education programs for teens who take pledges tend to be very negative and inaccurate about condom and birth control information.This high rate of [denying ever making such a pledge] may imply that nearly all virginity pledgers view pledges as nonbinding. (emphasis added.)
Ms. Rosenbaum's next study seeks to see if a link exists between students who promise never to lie again and those who "lie more than average."