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Sexual Health for Teens: Education is the Answer

»Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Blog, Sexual Health | 0 comments

Sexual Health for Teens: Education is the Answer

Are you a teenager who is sexually active? There is no shame in this. The majority of teens these days are having sexual encounters with each other. It is perfectly natural to be exploring your feelings in this area. But you need to be educated so that you can have healthy experiences, avoid sexually transmitted diseases, avoid pregnancy, and avoid some of the emotional pain as well that comes along with being sexually active.

Understand How to Use Birth Control and Condoms

There are many resources available to you that will explain what types of birth control and prophylactics are available to you. Make sure you know the proper way to wear a condom, and make sure you understand everything about birth control medication that you may be considering. It’s much better to be prepared when it comes to being sexually active so that you will not find yourself with an unwanted pregnancy. Talk to your doctor or school nurse if you have questions about sexual health.

Find an Adult You Can Talk To

If you can talk to your parents about becoming sexually active, please do so. I know it is a topic that is uncomfortable for most teens. However, if you can have an open and honest conversation with your parents, it will feel a lot better. If you cannot talk to your parents, find an adult you can trust to discuss becoming sexually active with, like an aunt or a school counselor. If you have a responsible adult to discuss the huge decision to become sexually active with, you will be able to really consider every aspect of this big move.

Consider Who You are With

Your first time having a sexual experience should be with someone you love and care about. You don’t want to go to a party and have an awkward experience with a stranger. Becoming sexually active is a huge decision, and you should not take it lightly. Sex should be an intimate act with someone you love and want to share something profound with. It should not be taken lightly.

The most important thing to remember when you are considering becoming sexually active is to become well educated. You want to seek out advice from responsible adults, and you want to find the right resources. One good place to look for resources on sexual health is our resources page. There you will be directed to websites from organizations and groups that will help you.

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