Rappler Hangout | Sexual Purity: Virtue or Vintage?

How do today's singles think about sexual purity? Join the conversation.

What is your stand on saving sex for marriage? Is it worth the wait?


MANILA, Philippines — For many unmarried couples, one of the most challenging aspects of being in a relationship is choosing to protect one’s virginity.

Protecting one’s sexual purity in a relationship is a decision that one consciously makes every day. Modern society today is making this choice even more difficult as today’s youth are exposed to various portrayals of premarital sex in film, music, books, and advertising.

In a study conducted by the World Health Organization, about 12% of Filipino adolescents aged 15–19 and 40% of those aged 20–24 admitted to having had premarital sex.

The question now lies: Is it still worth the wait? How do today’s young unmarried couples think about sexual purity?

Read: The problem with virginity

In this episode of #SexTalk, health journalist Ana P. Santos tackles the topic of sexual purity among young couples. Together with several guests from True Love Waits Philippines and Mulat Pinoy-Kabataan News Network, this Hangout discusses the different perspectives towards sexual purity in today’s modern relationships.

Read: One-night stands

How about you? What’s your stand on purity?

Join the conversation in a live Rappler Hangout on 4PM Wednesday, August 14, 2013.

Hanging out with Ana are the following guests:

Derek Ross, National Director of True Love Waits Philippines.

RM Rodriguez and Christin Alvarez, both twenty-somethings from True Love Waits Philippines. Christin is the editorial coordinator and RM is a volunteer.

Regine Layug is a Project Coordinator of Mulat Pinoy-Kabataan News Network, a population and development awareness initiative of the Probe Media Foundation, Inc and the Philippine center for Population and Development.

Dante Gagelonia, Editorial Coordinator of Mulat Pinoy-Kabataan News Network and the producer of GeekFight! Trivia Night, a monthly pop culture-oriented pub quiz. 

Got questions for any of the guests? Tweet us with the hashtag #SexTalk or leave a comment below.

– Rappler.com