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 Condoms: The DOs and DON’Ts 

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The Real Deal: STDs and Testing

 The Real Deal 

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STD and Testing FAQs

 STD & Testing FAQs 

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The Most Common STDs

 The Most Common STDs 

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What Is “Normal” When It Comes To Losing Your Virginity

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By Amy Kramer of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy On tonight’s “Virgin Territory” John says it’s weird being a virgin at age 19. But according to a recent survey from MTV and The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy , 69% of people ages 18-24 say being a virgin is perfectly acceptable.  What do people think when they find out someone their age is a virgin?  46% say they feel respect for them, 34% say they don’t even give it a second thought. When asked if they would rather be in a romantic relationship with someone who is a virgin or with someone who is not, 58% say they don’t have a preference.  Even more people – 72% – say that they themselves could be happy in a relationship that doesn’t include sex.  Nearly 8 out of 10 say they would rather be in a serious romantic relationship that doesn’t include sex, than be having sex with someone but not be in a relationship. Read More »