I could have told you that, and you wouldn't have even had to read the article
. This is the reason that I don't use purity pledges or "purity rings" (a term that I find rather hysterical--sounds like something you buy from an online porn site) in any of my teaching. We talk extensively about sex, dating, relationships...and I even teach abstinence to my students. But I'm also smart enough to recognize that they are human, and that the guilt over breaking such a pledge could be worse than if they don't make a pledge at all.