2 BELLRINGERWhat does abstinence mean? Define it in your own words.
3 WHAT ARE SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES? A conscious decision not to participate in sexual activity and the skills to support that decision.Teen relationships should focus on emotional intimacy, not sexual intimacy.WHAT ARE SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES?An infectious disease that is spread by sexual contact.
4 SEXUAL CONTACTThe intentional touching, either directly or through the clothing, of the genitalia, anus, groin, breast, inner thigh, or buttocks of any person with an intent to abuse, humiliate, harass, degrade, or arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person
6 HEALTH BENEFITS OF ABSTINENCE Waiting until marriage will decrease the number of sexual partners you have in your lifetimeDecrease your risk of becoming infected with a sexually transmitted disease.Do not risk becoming pregnant or becoming infected with a sexually transmitted disease.The younger you are when you become sexually active , the more sexual partners you are likely to have.
7 Emotional and Social Benefits of Abstinence The freedom to pursue a variety of friendshipsLess complicated relationshipsThe ability to focus on interpersonal aspects of relationshipsBetter relationships with parents and other trusted adultsBetter reputation among peersAvoiding being manipulated or used by others
8 Emotional and Social Benefits of Abstinence Allowing time to develop the maturity needed to make important decisionsStaying true to your personal values, such as respect, honesty, and moralityHaving an increased sense of self-control and self respectBeing free from worry and stress about sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy