Sexual Activity Among Teens Leads To Depression

I just found a very interesting article that explains how sexual activity among teens leads to depression. Feel free to read and post your comments:

I wonder if the opposite is true…depression (can lead) to sexual activity? Maybe both?

Depression can lead to low self esteem and feeling of worthlessness. Those who fall into depression will sometimes try to fill the emptiness with sex.

I was under the impression that the lack of sexual activity causes depression :stuck_out_tongue:

A thread stopper indeed. Your comment is not funny. And yes, I have a sense of humor. It’s just not warped.


i chuckled.


Wow, okkaaaaaaayyyyy. It’s Friday, weekend is near, c’mon giggle a little…c’mon….you can do it!

I don’t even know where to start with a comment like that…what’s the deal? Should I take it personally? I’ll just chalk it up to a bad day and leave it at that…
JJWD? :wink:

If you want. But it was not meant to be an ad hominem attack. If it was I would have said, “you are not funny.” I said your comment is not funny. But trust me, I know how to laugh. I do have a sense of humor. I just don’t use it for “sexual jokes.”

Interesting article. It seems to show that nothing we do will fill that void in our hearts…or like St. Augustine said “Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is not quiet until it rests in Thee”.
Kids with no strong faith to hang onto when times are dificult or pressure is put on them to do what ever everyone else does, are susceptible to other influences. Like the saying goes “if you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything”.
It is incredibly difficult for today’s kids. I think there are so many distractions and temptations and sin is so readily available and “in your face”. I pray for my child to St. Monica who knows what it’s like when kids have gone astray and the joy when they come back.

Teenage sexual activity is an issue of widespread national concern. Although teen sexual activity has declined in recent years, the overall rate is still high. In 1997, approximately 48 percent of American teenagers of high-school age were or had been sexually active.
The problems associated with teen sexual activity are well-known. Every day, 8,000 teen
agers in the United States become infected by a sexually transmitted disease.[1] This year, nearly 3 million teens will become infected. Overall, roughly one-quarter of the nation’s sexually active teens have been infected by a sexually transmitted disease (STD).[2]
The problems of pregnancy and out-of-wedlock childbearing are also severe. In 2000, some 240,000 children were born to girls aged 18 or younger.[3] Nearly all these teenage mothers were unmarried. These mothers and their children have an extremely high probability of long-term poverty and welfare dependence. Less widely known are the psychological and emotional problems associated with teenage sexual activity. The present study examines the linkage between teenage sexual activity and emotional health. The findings show that:
When compared to teens who are not sex*ually active, teenage boys and girls who are sexually active are significantly less likely to be happy and more likely to feel depressed

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