16.5 % THE PERCENT OF MU STUDENTS WHO HAVE NEVER HAD CONSENSUAL SEX - Eastman-Mueller/Sexual Health Survey. 2009. n=935
1) Reducing STI transmission by using a barrier method, practicing abstinence or engaging in low-risk sexual activities, i.e. cuddling SEX cure Sex Word of the Day
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker “I’m such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own” -Woody Allen “Abstinence is the great strengthener and clearer of reason.” - Robert Smith
QUESTIONS TO ASK Am I ready for sex? Do I know how to protect myself from STIs? Why do I want to abstain? How can I stay abstinent? Will I need a support system? Have I talked to my partner?
INTIMACY Touch each other Hold hands Pretend you're a new couple Explore intimacy beyond sexuality
REASONS TOABSTAIN prevent unintended pregnancy prevent Sexual Transmitted Infections wait to find the right partner focus on school, career, or extracurricular activities supports personal, moral, or religious beliefs and values
Sexual Health Events Sept. 27 Rock against Rape 6-8 PM Location: The Shack Sept. 25 Women In Islam 5:30-6:30 PM Location: Women’s Center Oct. 3 Free HIV Testing 12-3 PM Location: Women’s Center