What is Sex?
o According to Planned Parenthood Sex can be any
of the following:
Vaginal sex (penis-in-vagina intercourse)
Oral sex (mouth-to-genital contact)
Anal sex (penis-in-anus intercourse)
Dry humping or genital rubbing
Fingering or hand jobs (hand-to-genital contact)
Now, let’s look at what it means to be sexually
50% of the 19 million
new STDs per year
occur in young
people ages 15 - 24.
have sex early are
less likely to use
putting them at
greater risk of
pregnancy and STDs.
Teens have unprotected sex for several
•Believe that pregnancy and STDs only
happen to other people.
•One or both teens use drugs or alcohol
•They don't know the risks of unprotected
•They don't know where to get condoms, or
think they are too expensive.
• Feel pressured by their partner to have
• About 16 million women
15–19 years old give birth
• The proportion of births
that take place during
adolescence is about 2%
in China, 18% in Latin
America and the
Caribbean and more than
50% in sub-Saharan
STD’s are on the RISE
• 1 in 4 teens contracts an STD/STI every
• 4 in 10 sexually active teen girls have had
an STD that can cause infertility and even
• Males make up more than two-thirds of
HIV diagnoses among 13- to 19-year-olds
You can become infected with HIV in several ways,
• By having sex
• From blood transfusions
• By sharing needles
• During pregnancy or delivery or through breast-feeding.
• Not infected through ordinary contact —
hugging, kissing, dancing or shaking hands
The formal definition of ‘Sexual bullying’ is:
“Any bullying behaviour, whether physical or
non-physical, that is based on a person’s
sexuality or gender. It is when sexuality or
gender is used as a weapon by boys or girls
towards other boys or girls – although it is
more commonly directed at girls. It can be
carried out to a person’s face, behind their
back or through the use of technology”.
(NSPCC, adapted from the definition provided by WOMANKIND
• Girls experience sexual
harassment and bullying
more than boys.
• Have been sexually
• Have reported poor
body image, loss of self
esteem, anger, isolation,
mistrust of the opposite
• Feeling uncomfortable
when talking about sex.
• Most often subject to
sexual verbal abuse and
being called obscene
• Males who have been
sexually harassed - report
– feeling emotionally hurt,
– feeling uncomfortable
– experiencing anger and
Sexual Bullying -Sexting
• Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit
messages or photos electronically, primarily
between mobile phones and/or the internet.
• Sexting is an extension of cyberbullying when
someone (or a group of people) deliberately
attempts to hurt, upset, threaten or humiliate
• Bullying / harassment
• Lack of control of images
• Your ‘digital footprint’
• Future career / job issues
• Where the images might end up…
• The legal implications
How to be SAFE
• Don’t take such photos - or allow them to be
• Resist pressure to be photographed
Reflect on the following
Think about an important relationship in your lives
Do you agree/disagree with the following statements
1. I am incomplete without my partner.
2. I can freely express what I think and feel to my friend
3. I can change the things I don’t like about my
4. Our relationship will never change.
5. I am willing to do anything for my friend/partner.
6. I have other important relationships in my life.
• Two important key factors that underpin a
healthy relationship are:
1. Communication & Sharing: being able to talk
and listen to one another
2. Respect and Trust: Learn to respect and trust
Without these then run the risk of an
7 Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship
1. Attempts to Control
2. You feel worse about yourself, not better
3. It’s All about Sex
4. You Take Each Other for Granted
5. Constant Insults
6. You Love Being in Love
7. Omissions of Truth