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Abstinence

Tips for Sticking With Your Decision Not to Have Sex

  • Plan ahead so you know how you'll handle potentially tricky situations.
  • Remember that alcohol and other drugs can impair your judgment.
  • Try to find supportive people in your life to talk to about your decision.
  • Think about how you could talk to a current or future partner about your decision.
  • Finally, don't reevaluate your decision not to have sex when you're in a sexual situation.
  • Stay with your decision until you can think about it with a clear head. When you do choose to have sex, be sure that you know how to protect yourself from STIs and unintended pregnancy

Making a Decision About When to Have Sex

Why Do People Choose Not to Have Sex?

Some content used with permission from UC Berkeley's Tang Center Website.



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