ACTIVITY: TAKE OUT A SHEET OF PAPER AND ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS… 1.What are my beliefs about pre-marital sex? 2.Am I giving/receiving pressure to engage in sexual behavior ? 3.How would you feel about yourself if you engaged in sexual activity? 4.Are you prepared to deal with an unplanned pregnancy? 5.What would you do if you found out you had an STI? 6.How would being a teen parent affect your goals? Abstinence Works!
Abstinence, or abstaining from sexual activity and intercourse, does not mean doing without intimacy until marriage. Intimacy, or a closeness between two people that develops over time, can still be achieved.
BENEFITS OF ABSTINENCE: -Eliminates both partner’s risk of contracting STI’s. -It is the only 100% effective method to avoid unplanned pregnancy. -Allows you to uphold your personal values and identify if your partner’s values align with yours -Allows you to build a deeper connection with your partner
IS CHOOSING ABSTINENCE A REALITY? For this activity, please sit quietly in your seats with your eyes closed and imagine the scene I am about to read you. Play Music Read Scene… What would you do?
ABSTINENCE PROJECT: You will be working in groups to create a unique poster that will be hung around the school to promote choosing abstinence
DETAILS: -Must promote abstinence in a unique way -Must be school appropriate -Your message must be clear to the reader This will be a Test Grade! Plan carefully with your group and make sure each member contributes an idea for the poster. This is a collaborative effort! You will have today and tomorrow to complete your poster. You may bring in supplies from home to complete your poster. Grading: 50% Clear Message 25% Creativity 25% Planning/Brainstorming