what are some ways to resist peer pressure to have sex?
A good way to resist pressure to have sex is to know the facts. Although it might seem like everyone is having sex, only about half of high school students have ever had sex, and the average age when people start having sex is about 17. You might feel like you’re the only one of your peers not having sex, but chances are that’s far from the truth.
If you still feel peer pressure to have sex, think about what your reasons for having sex might be. Wanting to “get it over with,” to not be the only virgin in your group of friends, to be more popular, or to keep your partner from breaking up with you are probably not very good reasons to make such a big decision.
The most important way to resist peer pressure is to pay attention to your own feelings, values, and desires. Know what they are and stand by them. Don’t judge your friends for theirs and expect your friends not to judge you for yours.