Sexual Health: Activity #2

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Being Sexually Active

Directions: Here are comments that reflect some attitudes of youth about being sexually active. Do you agree or disagree with them? Check off your choice and then discuss these statements and your feelings with someone you trust, like your parents, doctor, or other health care professional.

1. If our relationship is based totally on sex, there is no relationship.   Disagree  Agree

2. If a boy tells me that I have to have sex with him to show  my affection, I should.
Disagree   Agree

3. If you really love or like enough to think about marrying him or her someday, sex is okay”
Disagree   Agree

4. Sex is okay as long as you practice “safe sex.” “As long as I use  a
Condom I’ll be okay.”

Disagree   Agree

5. There’s nothing wrong with being a virgin (not having intercourse).
Disagree   Agree

6. Teenagers today have to think about getting AIDS and HIV. We have to be more responsible than our parents were at our age.
Disagree   Agree

7. Most kids don’t have sex until they are about 17. That’s old enough to make responsible decisions.
Disagree   Agree

8. After my boyfriend and I had sex, he seemed to lose interest in me. I felt like I had been used. 
Disagree   Agree

9. I know of several friends my age who have already had babies. I don’t want to have to deal with that. I want to stay young and have fun for as long as I can.
Disagree   Agree

10. It’s not a big deal to say you chose to not have sex. It’s becoming more and more accepted. It’s a good thing.
Disagree   Agree

11. Having premarital sex is totally against my religion. I just don’t believe it is morally right.
Disagree   Agree

12. If it feels good, do it.  
Disagree   Agree