Teen guide to smart dating
By: Sidney F, Teagan T
Benefits of Abstinence- Physical
Benefits of Abstinence- Mental
Benefits of Abstinence-Social
Avoiding unplanned sexual activity
Setting boundaries for romantic relationships
Healthy and safe expressions of affections
Refusal skills and pressure lines
" I think that we should go further in our relationship "
" Well I think we should not because it could ruin us and I don't want that."
"We'll I think our relationship would be better if we went farther because we would be closer."
" No I really think we shouldn't, I mean we are still young, too young to be doing that."
" Everyone is doing it now though"
Consequences of early sexual activity
Mental- you will be guilty, you will be ashamed, and you will feel regret.
Social- people may make fun of you, people will talk about you, and you friends will probably not like you.
Characteristics to a healthy relationship
Unhealthy: An unhealthy relationship would be only hanging out together for a sexual relationship instead of actually getting to know each other. You both wouldn't talk to each other at all, and you argue about who wants what.