If you're thinking about having sex, think about the consequences. Think through your own values and those of your family.
Don't let anyone push you into anything
Guys...did you know if you have sex with a girl and she becomes pregnant you may be liable to pay child support for the next 18 years?
Always look at what you stand to gain against what you stand to lose...could you really handle the consequences of an STI or pregnancy - both can be life changing.
HOW DO YOU SAY "no" WITHOUT HURTING FEELINGS??? Take control of your life, be strong...kia kaha. Say it with your voice, your eyes and your body, and leave.
"Virginity is not something to be ashamed of...it's something to be proud of"
MYTHS ABOUT SEX:
Myth 1 - you can't get pregnant the first time. Yes you can! You can even get pregnant before you get your first period if you are sexually active.
Myth 2 - If he pulls out before he cums, she won't get pregnant. WRONG! Because the precum (the bit of fluid at the end of the penis when a guy gets an erection) already has sperm in it.
Myth 3 - Everyone else is doing it. WRONG AGAIN! It's normal, it's OK to wait until the time is right for you and you're old enough the handle the consequences. What about the possibility of STI's or pregnancy or the feelings that are involved??
Myth 4 - She can't get pregnant if she has her period. If sex is unprotected at any time she is at risk of getting pregnant. Sperm can live inside the female's body for up to seven days.
There is no hurry ... even if you may think so ... not everyone is doing it.
Sexual health for young men
If you’re a young male, it’s time to think about sexual health.
If you have more than one partner, have recently changed partners or have just started a new relationship – a sexual health check is a really great idea.
If you have never have had a sexual health check and don’t know what to expect- we can promise you seeing a doctor or nurse to have a test for sexually transmissible infections (STIs) is much less scary than you might think.
What is an STI?
STI stands for sexually transmissible infection. These infections, such as chlamydia, can be passed from person to person by:
When to get tested for an STI?
It is a really good idea to get tested for an STI:
What symptoms might I have?
Many STIs have no symptoms which makes it hard for you to know if you have an STI. This is why it is important to have regular tests.
In about a quarter of chlamydia cases, and sometimes with other STIs, men will have no symptoms so won’t know that they have an STI.
If you do have symptoms of an STI, these could include:
What happens at an STI test?
An STI test is not so scary. The nurse or doctor will ask a few basic questions about your sexual history such as:
For most men with no symptoms, to have an STI test they’re simply going to have to pee in a pot.
Tips for testing
Try not to pee for at least one hour before your appointment so the urine test will work better.
If you have symptoms, get tested ASAP.
We all hear all sorts of stories and myths about STIs – here are a few myths busted:
What if I don’t get tested?
In men, untreated chlamydia can lead to further problems such as:
Best to be proactive and get regular STI tests or, better still, use condoms every time!