If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again. And again. And then once again. At a certain point you may have to stop and think about reassessing the way that you are trying to achieve your goal before trying again, however. For example, if I were trying to bake cookies and instead of putting the dough on a cookie sheet and putting that cookie sheet in the oven I put the cookie dough into the ears of a platypus, I should not be surprised when my repeated attempts to get cookies yield no cookies and an angry platypus. You would think that this would be the fate to face abstinence only education — it does not promote abstinence and most often leads to more pregnancy.