Making sense of abstinence -- So what's an "abstinence" anyway? -- The abstinence lineup: much more than "just say no" -- What's your take? Examining opinions about abstinence -- Hey, Mom? Hey Dad? (Hey...Gram?): can we talk about abstinence? -- Just say know: navigating mixed messages about "sex" -- Everyone deserves respect: looking at abstinence and stereotypes -- Masturbation: a touchy subject -- Figuring out outercourse -- Oral sex and abstinence: examining the role of intimacy in sexual decisions -- Handling horny: savvy about sexual response -- Is the slope that slippery? -- Ready or not? Deciding about sexual behaviors -- Saying yes, saying no -- ABC...easy as 123? -- Some day: making the transition from sexual abstinence.
An easy-to-use manual providing factual information and lessons for sexuality educators, clergy and youth workers to help teens think about abstinence in a way that values the teen's ability to make positive decisions in our complex society.
This manual is a compilation of activities and suggestions for promoting premarital sexual abstinence by emphasizing the following factors: parental involvement, healthy self-concept, understanding human sexuality, knowing how to resist pressure, friendship and creative dating, and an internalized belief about right and healthy choices.
NPIN 25252: This instruction manual, designed for educators, promotes sexual abstinence among sixth graders, seventh graders, eighth graders, and high school students to prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and unplanned pregnancy. The manual is divided into lesson plans for each grade level and high school. It introduces the following topics: pregnancy, puberty, peer and media pressure; how to set long-range goals, make informed decisions, and what it means to be married; the emotional and physical consequences of premarital sex (e.g., STDs and unplanned pregnancy); and the differences between healthy and abusive relationships, STD symptoms and their physical and social effects, sexual abstinence, the concept of 'second virginity, ' and how to say 'no' to sex.