My partner is pressuring me to have sex, but I just don’t want to.
No. Just no. Pressure is never okay.
Never be afraid to stand up for yourself. What you do with your body is your choice and your choice only. But it can be intimidating to reject your guy. So here are a few ways to get the conversation started. And if he still refuses to hear you out and pressure you, dump him and move on.
If you ever get to the point where you feel that pressure might be verging on abuse, it’s time to call in reinforcements. Talk to someone you trust—a health care provider, Mom or Dad, a sister or friend. If you need an anonymous sounding board, check out the National Teen Dating Abuse helpline. Call 1-866-331-9474 or 1-866-331-6453 or text LOVEIS to 77054.