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4 Ways To Say No Or Not Yet

Think all your friends are having sex - don't believe everything that you hear.

It’s OK to say NO to sex. Only have sex if you want to. The choice to have or not have sex is yours. Saying 'No' can be difficult but it'll be worth it!

These 4 lines might help:

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1. I don't think we know each other well enough yet
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2. I want to wait to make sure it’s special
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3. We can show how much we care about each other in other ways
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4. What’s the hurry?
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how to get help

If you have any more questions on this area or would like to speak to somebody about this topic, have a look at the links or search for your local services in the blue box below. Alternatively you can always contact your public health nurse.

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REMEMBER, if you’ve had sex before that doesn’t mean that anybody should expect you to have sex again.

Only have sex when you’re ready.

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Find out what services are available to you in your area. Remember your school nurse is always there to give you confidential help and support.