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

Ashley 1

I was 14 when i lost my virginity..Im almost 16 now. I wish i could go back in time and take it back, wait a lot longer then i did. My advice, wait till your completely ready, not just because your friends have done it and you haven't. Here is my story..

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Bee 1

Ask almost anyone about their first time, they'll tell you they werent ready, or to wait untill you were in love, or the all too common 'I regret it now'. I was 18, it was with a friend I had been growing increasingly close with over the past year. I was not about to take the risk of an unwanted pregnancy at 18, while I was in my first year of university. Please dont feel like hiding the fact that you're a virgin is a good thing, be open about it, and it will make eberything alot easier.

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Wendy 1

When i was 15 I lost my virginity to my boyfriend. Girls or guys do not push yourselves or others to do something you arnt ready to do. Sex is a big deal,espically to people who havnt experienced it. Make sure it is with someone you love and make it count.

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Katie 1

I lost my virginity to my best friend. I was 17 and so was he. We didn't plan to have sex the night that we did but he took me out to dinner and we came back to my house and just happened to be home alone and I knew that that was how is was supposed to happen. I never regretted the way that I lost my virginity and I know that I lost it to the right person.

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Mbali

I'm 22yrs old wth a healthy 17mnth baby gel. i dicied 2 take an hiv test bcoz i cought my boyfreind cheatng on me 3tyms. i was prayng that some how the result could come back negetiv bt thy were positev, d fst d went on my mind ws my baby.... the only thng um left wth is checkng my cd4 cnt and testng my baby gel 2 make sure tht she is hiv negetive bcoz i check 2 time while i ws pregnent and the result were negetive.

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