Hey, I’m Thomas, I’m 17 and I’m really into basketball. A lot of what I’ve learned about sex has come from the locker room at school. It seems like everyone on the team is doing it, but I get the feeling that even though a lot of the guys act like they’re doing it, a lot of them aren’t. I know that most of the stuff I hear from the guys on my team isn’t real, so I talk to my friend Josh to get the low-down on sex.
Personally, I haven’t really had time for a serious girlfriend but I’ve gone out with a couple of girls. I think Maria is pretty cool, and I want to ask her out. The thing is, I feel a little weird because she knows so much about sex and I’m still a virgin.
My parents raised me to believe that sex should wait until marriage. Honestly, I just don’t think I’m ready to have sex, not yet anyway. Getting someone pregnant really freaks me out, plus I don’t want to take a chance on getting an STD. I’m scared it would mess up my future and I don’t want to look stupid in front of Maria, either. It just seems better to wait to have sex right now.