September 15, 2010 Kim Goldman


Abstinence can mean different things to different people.  For some, abstinence means not participating in any sexual activity.  For others, it means only abstaining from sexual intercourse.

It is important to define what abstinence means to you.

How effective is abstinence?

Abstinence is 100% effective in preventing sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy.

Facts about abstinence

  • You don’t have to go to the clinic to get it!
  • It’s free and everyone can do it!
  • Girls – You don’t have to worry about getting pregnant.
  • Guys – You don’t have to worry about becoming a Dad.

Is abstinence realistic?

You may face peer pressure, pressure from your partner or pressure from yourself, but it is possible.  The decision to have or not have sex is always up to you.  It should always be your decision.  If you feel pressured, don’t go through with it.  Usually, people who have sex because they were pressured into it will regret it later. Your body is yours – don’t let anyone decide what you do with your body!

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