12 Myths about SEX .pdf >>
Teens often believe misinformation they hear from their
peers. Here is a list of “12 Myths” that students
continue to ask about. Many even argue that these falsehoods
are true. Parents must address these issues. Use the parent
handouts and activities to refute these myths.
- Everyone is doing “It.”
- Sex just happens.
- If you love each other, it’s OK to have sex.
- Oral sex isn’t “sex.”
- Sexual urges control you
- You can go “crazy” if you don’t have
- You have to have sex, so it’s OK to pressure others.
- If a girl “turns a guy on,” she has to relieve
- If you say “no” to heterosexual sex, you
must be a “queer.”
- Guys/girls who don’t have sex, think they are “superior.”
(makes peers feel judged)
- Once you do “It,” you can’t STOP.
- If your parents find out, they will kill you.
Mary Lee O’Connell, CRNP - 8/04 ©