Advantages of Abstinence

By: Olivia Gonzales

Abstinence at a Glance

  • behavior that prevents pregnancy
  • prevents sexually transmitted infections
  • safe, easy, and convenient

Strategies


  • Stay focused on why you chose to be abstinent
  • Think of the advantages
  • Seek support
  • Set clear boundaries
  • Find other ways to be intimate
  • Put energy into other activites
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Remember the Advantages

  • 100% guarantee you won't get pregnant or get an STD
  • Develop a stronger relationship
  • Less chance of physiological repercussions after something like a breakup
  • Stats show teens who practice abstinence are less likely to be depressed and perform better in school
  • Nothing to hide from parents and less pressure