08 June 2010

Teenagers and sex - how to say no if you want to

To protect themselves against unwanted pregnancies and HIV, teens are often encouraged by older people to say no to sex. But how do you do this?

Many teenagers are under a lot of peer pressure to explore their sexuality. This pressure comes not only from friends, but often also from a girlfriend or boyfriend who is keen to go all the way.

Many teachers and parents advise teenagers to simply say no to sex, but very seldom are they told exactly how to do this. Here are some possible answers you can give if you feel you are not ready to get involved on this level and you are being pressurised to do so.


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