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Human Sexuality Abstinence.  What is sex?  Vaginal Sex  Oral Sex  Anal sex  Touching of genitals  What is abstinence?  Abstinence can be defined.

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1 Human Sexuality Abstinence

2  What is sex?  Vaginal Sex  Oral Sex  Anal sex  Touching of genitals  What is abstinence?  Abstinence can be defined in many ways.  Choosing not to do any sexual activity that carries a risk for pregnancy or STDs  When is it appropriate to have sexual feelings?  Is there a certain age that is acceptable?  What are some appropriate ways for high school students to act on sexual feelings?  Talk to a friend about your feelings.  Write in a journal about your feelings.  Go to movies, on walks, out to dinner, spend time with that person.  Talk to the person you are attracted to.

3 Defining Sexual Activity  Commonly used when referring to sexual activity  “Ever had sexual intercourse”  Tells whether people have ever had sexual intercourse in their lives  “Currently sexually active”  Usually means sexual activity within the past 3 month  “Had sex”  Can mean different things to different people  “Virginity”  Usually refers to a state of never having had sexual intercourse

4 How Young People Define Abstinence, Sex, and Virginity  A recent survey of teens found that:  44% thought people who engaged in genital touching were abstinent  33% thought people who engaged in oral sex were abstinent  14% thought people who engaged in anal sex were abstinent  12% thought people who engaged in vaginal sex were abstinent  A survey of college students found that:  Almost 100% thought vaginal intercourse counted as having sex  81% thought anal intercourse counted as having sex  40% thought oral sex counted as having sex  A recent survey of U.S. teens found that:  84% believed that people were still virgins if they engaged in vaginal touching  71% believed were still virgins if they engaged in oral sex  16% believed people were still virgins if they engaged in anal sex

5 Statistics  2010  Over half of all high school students reported never having sexual intercourse  2/3 were not currently sexually active  In 9 th Graders  7 out of 10 had never had sexual intercourse  8 out of the 10 were not currently sexually active  In 12 th Graders  1/3 had never had sexual intercourse  Slightly over half were not currently sexually active

6 Abstinence  Can having sex affect your ability to accomplish your goals?  Short Term Goals  Long Term Goals  Complete Abstinence and My Goals worksheet.  Share one with the class from each

7 Abstinence - Ask 3 people in class to answer the questions below.  What percentage of 9th and 10 graders do you think are sexually abstinent?  What is something you lose if you don’t remain abstinent?  What is one strategy a person can use to support a choice to be abstinent?  What are some positive outcomes of remaining abstinent?

8 The Real Story  80% of 9 th Graders were currently not having intercourse, and 70% had never had sexual intercourse  70% of 10 th graders were not currently having intercourse, and 60% had never had sexual intercourse  About 3 out of 4 feel it’s a good idea to make a conscious decision not to have sex until later in their lives  Nearly 9 out of 10 say it isn’t embarrassing to acknowledge being a virgin  Almost two-thirds of teens who have had sex wish they’d waited longer  Half of teens said that they had been in situations where they could have had sex with someone they cared for but decided against it.

9 Reasons for choosing not to have sex  They’d made a conscious decision to wait  Fear of pregnancy, HIV or STIs  Concerned about what their parents would think  Not having met the right person  Feeling they were too young  Religious or moral beliefs

10 Benefits of Abstinence  Staying Healthy – Abstinence is the only 100% effective way to avoid STDs or STI’s, including HIV and AIDS.  Not getting Pregnant – Pregnancy can get in the way of school and delay or keep students from graduating. Changes your future plans greatly.

11 Benefits of Abstinence  Follow beliefs and morals – Many people believe sex is only ok during marriage or a long term committed relationship. Religion influences this greatly.  Earn the respect of Family and Friends.  Knowing what feels right – Some students know they are not ready for having a sexual relationship.

12 Benefits of Abstinence  Having other goals – Sexual relationships take up time, energy and effort. Many teens would rather spend time on friends, family, fun interests, and school.  Thinking about a Reputation – Young people who are sexually active can be targets for gossip. This seems to be true for girls mostly, but can effect boys as well.  Enjoy their freedom – you tend to have lots more free time.

13 Making the Choice  Who do you go to when making tough decisions or having trouble making a decision, need advice or someone to talk to?  Who could you go to get help in maintaining your abstinence commitment?  Friend with the same choice, abstinence  Parents and other family members  Teachers  Religious leaders  Counselors

14 Strategies to maintain your choice  What are some strategies you can use to maintain your abstinent commitment?  Communicate your commitment to abstinence to your friends and possible romantic partners.  Join Clubs or groups where others are committed to abstinence.  Don’t be alone with a romantic partner in a tempting situation.  Don’t date older, sexually experienced people.  Don’t use alcohol or other drugs.

15 Positive Self-Talk  Ideas you think to yourself are called “self-talk”  You can prepare for almost any challenge by giving yourself a pep talk about what’s important to you  If you’re in a tough situation, you can give yourself positive self-talk messages that you’ve thought about a head of time

16 Statistics Abstinence means saying NO to sexual intercourse. It is the most effective, least expensive way to protect yourself from STIs and pregnancy.  Nationally only 35% are currently sexually active

17  9% of high school students report having been physically forced to have sexual intercourse  55% of males and 54% of females between report ever having oral sex.  24% of males and 22% of females report that thy have had oral sex and not vaginal intercourse

18  In 2007, 21% of 9 th grade males and 16% of females in MN reported having sexual intercourse at least once  49% of 12 grade males and 49% of females in MN reported having sexual intercourse at least once

19  “I don’t want to get an STI” and “One or both of my parents would object” are the major reasons why males in MN say they are not sexually active  “I don’t want to get pregnant” and “One or both of my parents would object” are the major reason among females in MN

20 Contraceptive Use  About 25% of teen females and 18% of teen males did not use any method of contraception at first intercourse (making it more likely for them to continue to not use)  Sexually active teens who do not sue contraceptives has a 90% change of being coming pregnant within a year  Among currently sexually active teens nationwide, 61.5% reported that a condom was used the last time they had sexual intercourse. 16% reported that either they or their partner used birth control pills to prevent pregnancy

21  In MN, 32% of 9 th grade males and 37% of females who are sexually active report never using any birth control method  In MN, 16% of 12 th grade males and 13% of females who are sexually active report never using any birth control method

22 Pregnancy and Birth  In the US 1 in 3 young women become pregnant by the age of 20  US teen birth rate increased 5% from , interrupting a 34% decline  In 2010, there were 745,000 among teens ages in the US.  57% resulted in live birth, 27% were aborted, and 16% are a fetal loss  In Minnesota, 7229 teens became pregnant in 2007  In 2007, 5249 teens gave birth in MN, representing 7% of all MN births. About 14 births per day.

23  In MN, 17% of teen moms have a second birth before the age of 20  Teen moms age 19 and younger, are more likely to drop out of high school and to be single parents  Less than half of teens who give birth before the age of 17 ever graduate from high school and fewer than 2% earn a college degree by age 30

24 STI facts  4 million people will contract an STI every year  1-3 before age 24  Teens ages and young adults ages are at a higher risk than older adults.


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