How to Say NO to Sex
Saying NO to sex can be quite hard for many teenagers especially to someone they are attracted to and are interested in. Read through and learn the right ways to tell someone you like that you are not really ready to have sex.
- Better to be honest and straight forward than to regret it later. Take a deep breath and tell your partner directly “I am not ready to have sex.”
- If you’re kissing and fooling around and your partner tries to push it further than you want, you need to stop immediately and make them understand that you are not ready for sex. Emphasize your words with your actions by putting some space between the two of you.
- Be prepared for any objections or questions. Stand by your words and remain true to yourself.
- Talk to your partner and make them understand why you’re choosing to abstain from sex. List all the reasons for choosing abstinence whether they are personal, religious, situation or moral.
- Even if you have had a sexual relationship before, don’t allow the other person to use it against you. Just because you’ve had sex in the past that doesn’t mean you will every time you’re asked.
- Be honest and tell the person how you feel about them. Tell them straight if you don’t feel comfortable or close enough to have sex with them.
- If you are really interested in him or her but not yet ready to take your relationship to the next level, say so.
- There is no reason to go along with what he or she wants no matter what they say to try and convince you otherwise.
- If your partner keeps pressuring you, stay firm stand by your word. You may need to say NO more than once to make the other person understand that you really mean it when you say NO.
- Once you’ve said NO don’t confuse the other person with passionate kissing or other intimate physical gestures.
- Commit to the decision to say NO to sex and if your partner doesn’t understand and respect that decision, you need to find someone who will.