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Nicki Minaj’s hot new “High School” video just dropped, and daaamn, look at those b…braids on Lil Wayne! All I’m sayin’ is, can Nicki Minaj even see her toes?! Peep the steamy vid, then — in honor of National STD Awareness Month — let’s talk about some not-so-steamy facts about high school, courtesy of MTV’s It’s Your Sex Life.
+ Only 50% of all high school students have had sex
If you think everyone in high school is gettin’ down like Wicky (Weezy + Nicky), think again! Only half of all high school students have had sex, meaning there’s no need to rush if you’re not ready. In fact, rumor has it Wicky didn’t even touch in the making of “High School.” “He refused to touch me, he’s so respectful,” said Nicki of the video shoot. Never thought I’d say this, but where can I find a man like Weezy?!
+ Nearly half of new STD cases are among young people aged 15-24
Every year, there are more than 19 million new STD cases in the U.S.! And do you know that 1 in 6 Americans are infected with Herpes? You’re looking at your AP Calc class in a whole new light now, aren’t ya?!
+ 1 in 5 people living with HIV in the U.S. doesn’t know they are postitive
Many STDs, including HIV, can go without being detected for some time. The only way to know for sure if you have one is to get yourself tested.
+ 3 in 10 teen girls in the U.S. will get pregnant at least once before age 20
+ A sexually active teen who does not use a contraceptive has a 90% chance of becoming pregnant within a year
The only 100% effective way to prevent pregnancy is not to have sex. Condoms and birth control can significantly reduce the risk of pregnancy, but only when used correctly. For example, two pairs of socks may keep your feet warm, but two condoms at once can actually increase the risk of tearing and pregnancy! Take action below for more info on testing and sexual health. It’s YOUR sex life! Take charge!