More to sex than just the act

Sex is a major issue, it seems, among many college students.

Yet, as with everything you do, there is ultimately a consequence. Many things should cross your mind before you engage in this activity, “Is the person safe? Do condoms really work? I could become pregnant.

What if I become attached?”

All these questions should run through your mind, but being that it does not for most college students, precautions should be taken.

According to the National Organization for women, the ‘pill’ fails 6.2 percent of the time and condoms fail 14.2 percent of the time.

With no 100 percent guarantee of protection from sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancies, why do students have sex?

“I do it because it feels good,” said Keenan Harris, 18, a freshman Computer Engineering student from Miami.

That’s typically why most students have sex, for a ‘good feeling.’

Yet some students believe having sex may cause a feeling of attachment or, in contrast, give a feeling of being ‘left open’ to hurt.

“When I have sex with someone, I have to care for them deeply,” said Kaydiann Campbell, 21, a senior Food Science student from Fort Lauderdale.

“When I give myself, I am open, and what runs through my head is that ‘what if he leaves me?’

One of the main consequences you can say that I have is getting my heart broken.”

Developing an emotional attachment seems to be the result for many women who have sex. Especially when he/she isn’t in a monogamous relationship with their sex partner.

An unplanned pregnancy causes conflict, when confronted with a situation.

You may say you are on the pill, but the fact still remains, there is no 100 percent prevention of getting pregnant.

We realize that students are engaging in sexual activity. However, if that is your decision to do so, protect yourself. Also, know your partner.

If sex is something you refrain from, keep it up, maybe it will rub off on others.

Chanel Myers is a senior public relations student from Ft. Lauderdale. She can be reached