And while condoms do provide important protection from a lot of STDs, they don’t provide 100% protection from all STDs. Some STDs are on areas not covered by a condom. The only form of birth control that is 100% effective is for Jennifer and Carlos to continue to wait to have sex. According to the Office of Population Affairs, sexual abstinence is defined as refraining from all forms of sexual activity and genital contact such as vaginal, oral, or anal sex. As they continue to wait, they will be able to strengthen their relationship so that when they are ready to become parents, after they have graduated from high school—and better yet, college or additional training—have gotten jobs, and are married, then they will be able to provide their child with a stronger and more stable home environment than if they end up getting pregnant before they were planning on it. 10.5 Know Your Personal Line Announce to teens they are going to do some personal reflection and personal boundary setting (privately) at this time. Start by highlighting the importance of knowing one’s line before becoming physically affectionate with someone. It’s important to know your line before you start becoming physically affectionate with someone. Knowing how to communicate with a partner about boundaries and knowing how to make plans to follow through on your sexual choices is really, really important. Remember, most sexually experienced teens didn’t plan to have sex—it just happened. Instruct teens to turn to My Personal Line in the workbook, pg. 34, and look at the scale of physical intimacy. (PP) Read over the scale of deepening levels of physical intimacy and then think about where you draw your line, where you would draw your line, or where you would draw your line if you want a do-over. Resource 10c: Parent-Teen Connection— Intimacy and Sexual Decisions (pg. 206) Workbook: My Personal Line (pg. 34) 8 minutes ACTIVITY Drawing My Line 202 LESSON 10 Copyright 2018 Marline E. Pearson
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