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If there's one trick that terrible sex-ed programs rely on to scare teens out of boning, it's the idea that only abstinence can keep you safe from spiritual ruin and disease. But a new study published in The Journal of Infectious Disease seems to undercut even the basic premise of that scare tactic: Being a virgin doesn't necessarily protect you from catching common sexually transmitted infections like the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause genital warts and cancer.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

If there's one trick that terrible sex-ed programs rely on to scare teens out of boning, it's the idea that only abstinence can keep you safe from spiritual ruin and disease. But a new study published in The Journal of Infectious Disease seems to undercut even the basic premise of that scare tactic: Being a virgin doesn't necessarily protect you from catching common sexually transmitted infections like the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause genital warts and cancer.