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The Best Choice

If you have made the decision to not be sexually active then good for you! You have made a very wise choice. And believe it or not you are not alone! If you have already had sex, it’s not too late to stop! This information can help you too!

What are some reasons teens choose abstinence – here are just a few:

  • Pregnancy – Having and caring for a baby is a lot of hard work – it is a lot of responsibility. The teen years should be a time to celebrate and enjoy being young. Getting pregnant will keep you from fully enjoying your teen years. So practice abstinence and enjoy just being a teen!

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS – Having sex, even protected sex with a condom can still put you at risk for getting a sexually transmitted disease. The only 100% sure way not to get one of these diseases is to practice abstinence and stay away from using drugs. Remember some of these diseases are incurable and some will result in death. It’s just not worth it!

  • A Broken Heart – Having sex will not make someone love you or stay with you. Many times teens are used by other teens and the results are hurt feelings and regrets that can last a lifetime. Remember… sex only complicates the relationship. Enjoy being with your boyfriend or girlfriend and get to know who they are. Avoid compromising situations where you will be tempted to do things that you will regret later. Save sex for that special someone on your wedding day. You will be glad you did!

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