Saying NO Now

Why say “no” now if you’ve had sex before?


Even if you have had sex before, it’s okay to say “no” now. There are many reasons to choose abstinence such as an unplanned pregnancy or getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD) such as HIV, HPV or herpes.  Studies show most teens who have had sex wish they had waited longer. There are many reasons [...]

Why say “no” now if you’ve had sex before?2017-07-28T09:56:20-06:00

Why wait now?


Thinking about why you want to wait now will help you follow through on your decision. There are many good reasons to choose to wait now: You’re not ready to have a baby. You’re already had a baby and you want to wait to have another. You’ve learned that the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, [...]

Why wait now?2017-07-28T09:52:38-06:00

How do I deal with someone I’m dating?


You should let the people you date know you've chosen to wait and why. Know your reasons for abstinence. Be up front and very clear about your limits around sex. If you are still seeing the person you had sex with before, let him or her know your reasons for saying no now. If your [...]

How do I deal with someone I’m dating?2017-07-28T09:51:04-06:00

How do I say no when I’ve had sex before?


If you're getting pressured, try these responses: "What’s the big deal? It’s not like you’ve never done this before.” "I don't want to do it again." "The big deal is that it's my body and my decision." "You did it before. Don't you love me as much?” "I care about you a lot. That's why [...]

How do I say no when I’ve had sex before?2017-07-28T09:45:01-06:00


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