Track 1 First Time
While watching a movie at his house, Shawn starts making moves on his
girlfriend Pam. She tells him to stop because she wants to wait. Shawn gets
angry and leaves. Later he cools down and calls Pam to apologize and say that
he respects her decision to wait.
Its not always easy to say no to someone you care about, but the
person youre with should respect your decision. One way to avoid this
situation is to talk about your decision before youre in the moment --
when it can be tough to stop. Find other ways to show your partner that you
care -- like hugging, holding hands, kissing, sending a love note or giving
flowers. Getting creative can mean lots of fun and romance!
Track 2 Multiple Partners
John tells his friend Gary he is thinking about having sex with Terry. Gary
warns John to be careful because sex is a big step and Terry has been with
other guys. John tells Gary he will definitely be sure to use a condom if he
decides to have sex with Terry.
Love is a powerful emotion, but it doesnt protect you from AIDS/HIV,
STDs or pregnancy. Even though John has decided to wait, he plans to protect
himself by using a condom if he does have sex.
Track 3 The Party
Ann and her friend, Shawn, are at a party together when Tony, whos
drunk, starts making moves on Ann. Tony encourages Ann to drink. Tony thinks
Ann will get with him if shes drunk. Shawn sees Tony pressuring Ann, and
asks her to dance -- to help her get out of the situation.
Ann knows that using alcohol or drugs would make it harder for her to
stick with her decision to wait to have sex. Sometimes its better not
to go places where you might find it hard to say no, especially if your friends
arent watching over you, like Shawn did for Ann.
Track 4 Needles
Tony invites Shawn and Will to party with him, but they say no --
Tonys been seen doing heroin and even sharing needles! Shawn and Will
arent interested in hanging with someone who does that.
One way to get HIV is to share drug needles and injection equipment.
Shawn and Will steer clear of Tony because he does drugs and they know
hes taking a big risk by sharing needles.
There are things you can do in sticky situations that will help you
respect your mind and protect your body, just like the kids here.
Youve probably felt pressure to do things you werent sure you
were ready to do, like having sex. There are lots of benefits to waiting. But
if you make the choice to have sex, be sure to respect yourself by using a
condom to protect your body from AIDS/HIV, STDs and unwanted pregnancies.
Plan ahead. Know what to do in sticky situations. If you want to talk to
someone about sex or AIDS/HIV, STDs or pregnancy, call the Illinois Department
of Public Healths AIDS/HIV and STD Hotline at 1-800-243-2437. No one will
ask your name and no one will know you called.
Youre smart. You already know how to make the right decision
especially in a sticky situation the kind that could put you at risk for
getting AIDS/HIV, STDs or an unintended pregnancy. Its important to
remember you can respect your mind and protect your body.