Overly-eager guidance counselors, school dances, locker rooms…these things are Awkward. But talking about waiting, protection, preventing pregnancy, STDs and testing and what’s going on in your relationship doesn’t have to be. It’s Your (Sex) Life has resources on preventing pregnancy (what works and what doesn’t!), STD testing and healthy relationships, as well as easy ways to start these conversations.

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Be Protected

If you’re having sex, use protection. Each and every time. Condoms are the only method that protect against both pregnancy AND STDs. They are cheap and easy to find.More about condoms »

Gimmie an S!

No one ever asks for an STD but 1 in 2 sexually active teens will get one by age 25. STDs are really common and most have no symptoms. The only way to know is to Get Yourself Tested. Ask to be tested.
More about STDs and testing »

Dad Duty

3 in 10 girls in the U.S. will get pregnant at least once before age 20. It doesn’t have to be this way. It’sup to both of you to think about protection – and having a protection plan and using protection each and every time– is everyone’s responsibility.Being safe doesn’t have to be awkward.
More about protection »

Diagnosis

You can’t tell by “looking” – STDs often show no symptoms. The only way to know for sure if you have one is to get yourself tested.
More about STDs and testing »

Are You Ready?

Sometimes it seems like you’re the only one who isn’t having sex, but you’re not alone. Half of teens in high school haven’t had sex. Taking control of your sex life means waiting until you are ready--and speaking your mind about what you are, and are not, comfortable with. Only you know when you’ll be ready.
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