WHAT WE TEACH
Sex & Your Future
When you think about your future, what do you imagine? Do you have plans for going to college or grad school? Do you imagine a career in a trade or maybe moving abroad? Do you think about starting a family with your partner or buying your first home? As you move through life you make decisions and take steps to achieve the goals that you have for yourself. But, do you give the same thoughtful consideration to sex and relationships? This study from US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families reveals that girls who wait to have sex until age 18 or later are less likely to have a first marriage end in divorce.
Sex & Your Health
No one wants to talk about disease and infection, especially when it comes to STIs. But if you’re having sex or thinking about having sex then you need to think about it. Did you know that the age group that has the highest rate of STI infection is currently people ages 15 to 24? According to the CDC the MOST EFFECTIVE way to prevent an STI is to not have sex.
Sex & the Media
Let’s face it, we love social media! The American teenager spends an average of 9 hours on social media every day. What are we doing for all that time and more importantly, how is it affecting us? The University of London recently published a study that shows 65.96% of teens and young adults using social media report it “makes them feel bad about themselves half the time” . When the same study asked the question “do you think people feel under pressure about their body image” due to social media 95% answered yes.
A nearly 80-year-old study from Harvard University shows that engaging with healthy relationships and communities will help us live longer and happier lives.
Have you taken the time to evaluate the different relationships in your life?