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Young People

A selection of young people related personal stories written by different people from all around the world and sent to AVERT.

Abi 1

i was only 13 when i lost my virginity but i was going out with a boy who was 15 and yes we're not together anymore. So i went to his house and we sat on his bed and started making out, he pulled a condom out of his pocket and said, ''only if your ready babe' i replied yes i i thought he was the one i wanted to loose it with. advise is dont have sex at the age of 13 unless your really ready and like the person, but as a result of loosing your virginity you may loose your friends. Also if you do have sex make sure you use protection.

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Maya 1

The first time with my boyfriend was wonderful. We were both virgins and I did not feel any pressure. We both felt like it was ready to happen as we has been going out for 2 years. We, of course, used condoms and the whole thing went about so naturally.

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Sex ed is very important. But the kind that is given is not always helpful. I'm a shy girl. My parents never told me about sex. When I was 8 or 9, I found a book in the library and read it. It blew my mind. I actually understood it was talking about sex, eventhough I didn't know what sex was at that time. My school showed puberty and sex ed tapes which were not very helpful.

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Emily 1

I did not get the fairytale 'first-time' like a lot of girls claim they did. It was not with my boyfriend, we were not in love. I was 17. He was a 'high-school crush'.... The night i lost my virginity i cried more than anyone outside my family had ever made me cry before.

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Daniela 2

I am 17 years old and I have never been taught about sex. Everything I know has been from the television and friends at school. I believe I know alot more than some of my friends because when I don't know something, I research it online.

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