One role of the teaching job can involve sex education, with some taking it all in their stride (no pun intended), whilst others visibly recoil at the prospect. Any resource, or advice, is welcomed by all teaching about this sensitive subject. Our attention was drawn to Studio Sixty6 blog, with an article written by a Youth and Community Worker offering some great advice, especially suitable for teens, who are seeking assurance, advice and support when confronted with such situations. Take a look at the blog, but these are great tips to share with young people, who are starting to think about sex:
Not having sex is fine. Does it ever feel like everyone is doing it and you’re the only one who’s not? Well, that’s complete rubbish – most people aren’t. And isn’t it more important to wait until you’re ready and it feels right?
No means no. If you’re not ready then the person you’re with should respect this. If they keep pressuring you, this isn’t healthy and maybe they’re not the right person for you? Also, make sure you’re not pressuring someone.
Play it safe. Always make sure you’re prepared and use contraception. It’s not just about avoiding getting pregnant, but avoiding STIs too.
Enjoy it. Yes, that’s right; it’s supposed to be enjoyable. If it’s not enjoyable, then you need to think about why you’re not enjoying it.
Everyone is different. Yes, that’s right – we’re all different. So that means what’s right for one person isn’t necessarily right for another. Sex in a relationship is about exploring what works for you as a couple.
Keep talking. Actually, this is probably one of the most important rules. Talking about how you’re feeling, what you’re worried about and what you enjoy makes a huge difference. Quite often when you’re worried about something, the other person is worried too.