Believe it or not, many teens don’t practice safe sex. Why? I haven’t the slightest idea. Maybe it’s because they’re not educated on it or maybe they just don’t care.
Well boys and girls, I’m here to break the cycle. I believe in being married before having sex, however, if you insist on doing the do, you want to at least be safe. Here’s some sex ed 101 for ya.
Help Prevent STD’s
Unless you’ve been living under a rock somewhere, then you should already know that STD stands for “Sexually Transmitted Disease.” It’s a disease that you can catch by having normal penetration sex or oral sex.
I’m gonna tell you now, std’s are nothing to play with. While most of them are curable, there are a few that aren’t, like herpes and HIV (AIDS). Why risk your life by not protecting yourself?
It doesn’t matter if you’re in the heat of the moment. You may get to the point where you’re like, “Forget it, I don’t want to stop just to put on a condom.” Well think again. The heat of the moment is what messes us all up sometimes.
Be smart and grab a condom before you do anything. Keep it somewhere really close like in your wallet, pocket or purse. That way if things get heated, your protection is nearby.
Also, if you’re going to have sex, get yourself checked out first. The last thing you want to do is have sex, not knowing that you may or may not have something. It’s a scary thought, but it is reality. If you do have something, you don’t want to risk giving it to someone else. Have the decency to respect your partner.
Prevent Unwanted Pregnancy
The last thing you need is to be a teen parent and another statistic. Practicing safe sex is a good way to help prevent this.
Many teens don’t keep this in mind before and during sex which is why the outcome is pregnancy most of the time.
You may not know what it takes to take care of a baby and at this point you probably don’t want to. Just think about all the diapers you’ll have to change, the early morning feedings, the crying and not to mention the lack of a social life you’ll have. It’s no walk in the park raising a child.
If you’re not ready to tell your parents you’re pregnant or a teen dad, then wrap it up.
Peace of Mind that You’re Being Safe
When you go in knowing that you’ve at least prepared yourself as much as possible for sex, the better it will be.
You don’t want the shoulda woulda coulda’s creeping up on you afterwards. If you protect yourself and realize the consequences that come with having sex, then your mind will be in a better place.
Remember that the only way to be one hundred percent safe is to remain abstinent. Even though condoms and birth control help prevent pregnancy and the spread of std’s, they are not one hundred percent effective.
If you’re going to have sex, remember everything that comes with this grown up act and please be safe.