What´s it all aboutToday’s adolescents live in a world that may give conflicting messages about what is expected of adolescent sexual activity. On one hand, they are told to abstain or to just say “NO” without knowing why, for how long or exactly how to go about it. On the other hand, they may see sexual relationships as extremely desirable- music, movies, television, magazines and advertisements present sexuality in a way that glorifies and normalizes sexual behaviour to young people. They also may face pressure from their romantic partners, friends, and other peers to participate in sexual activity.
During today’s lesson we will be considering the meaning of abstinence, including the myths and facts about it, and why we choose to abstain. First, though, we’re going to learn a popular song about abstinence!