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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.


I was 16 when I lost my virginity. I always felt pressure to have sex as I knew people around me were. My best friend had recently told me that her and her boyfriend were having sex and this made me feel like I was more of a child then she was.

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My wife and I were both virgins when we met in 1980. We'd been seeing one another for 2 and a half years before we married. Apart from kissing each other we hadn't been intimate in any way.

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I am s3venteen years old and three months away from being eighteen, and I lost my virginity to a guy I love very much. I only lost it last night. We had condoms and used it. Dont have sex until you're sure this person is the absolute most important person in your life.

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i feel bad that my mom trusts me n i went off behind her back n having sex with somebody thats not my bf. Im still n pain right now all im doing is lay in my bed. This is for all the girls that r thinking about have sex dont do it if ur not ready to. Well im tell u this because i regret have sex at 15....

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I believe that Sex Education should continue in schools because the program teaches young adults about some sexual things that parents would never talk about with their children. I teach about sex and I'm only 16 but i teach it because some teens will listen to their peers but not to adults about a touchy subject such as that and people always ask me if i get embarrassed and I said only the first few times but I got over it.

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