Yesterday, I got another question in the Advice Box that I placed in the Cafeteria:
Dear Advice Box,
My boyfriend wants to have sex with me and says that I’m old enough, but I’m only a fourteen year-old freshman and he’s twenty. What should I do?
Trying Not To Grow Up too Fast
Dear Trying Not To Grow Up Too Fast,
You should never let anyone talk you into something that you don’t want to do. If you don’t want to have sex or don’t feel confident that you can please your more experienced boyfriend then you should move on to someone more your speed. On the other hand if you do want to discover sex, but are afraid that it will make you grow up too fast then make sure you use birth control because sex can make you pregnant and pregnancy can make you a mom, which is a type of grown-up that you don’t want to be yet. Either way, listen to your own heart. Sex is the greatest experience in the world and I personally have never regretted it, but some people do and, well, there’s just no way to know without trying it first.