Abstinence

Taylor Flock

Benefits of Abstinence

  • You won't become a parent.
  • You won't get an STI.
  • You will know that the person with you is really with you for YOU.
  • You are likely to do better in school if you don't have sex.
  • Abstinence is a great way to know your boundaries and develop a stronger relationship emotionally and spiritually with the person you are dating.

5 Situations/Scenarios That Should Be Avoided

  • Parties are possible situations where you might be pressured into having sex/one-night stands.
  • Being alone with your boyfriend/girlfriend when no one is home, you might be pressured into having sex, so make sure you say no.
  • Avoid taking your clothes off.
  • Avoid wearing revealing clothes.
  • Don't flirt or lead a guy/girl on.

Alternate Ways to Show Affections Besides Sexual Intercourse

  • Kiss
  • Hold Hands
  • Ride four-wheelers, dirt bikes, etc.
  • Go for walks
  • Go out to eat
  • Talk to each other
  • Hugs
  • Watch movies

Refusal Skills

  • "I don't feel comfortable doing this."
  • "This is against my religion and values."
  • "I don't want to ruin our relationship."
  • "I don't want to get pregnant."
  • "I don't want an STI."
  • "I don't want to have to hide this from my friends and family."