True love waits, not
According to this article in The New York Times, teenagers who signed virginity pledges end up breaking their vows sooner than later. Last count says 18 months. And when they do break their vows, these kids end up having more partners in a shorter period than kids who didn't sign the pledge, and then get married by the age of 23.
I mean, just look at Britney Spears. Publicly claiming the v-word and then trying to keep your word would probably make you insane and would have you running to the Vegas trail.
On the other hand, there's Manang Lea, who is probably the long standing poster girl (but not anymore) for this deprivation campaign for teenagers with raging hormones. In the late 80s, Manang Lea teamed up with Charlie Masso of the Menudo, and came up with "I Still Believe. This cross polination experiment of Sanrio and Latino cultures gave the world "That Situation." You may or may not read both songs as anthems to the entire waiting-is-good bit.
I want to see a Celebrity Death match between Manang Lea and Britney Spears. That would be fun. Death by Hair Suffocation.