CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In high schools everywhere, teens may be confronted with the idea of having sex with their partner before they're ready. They may not know just how to say no, though.
If this is happening to you, you must tell your partner what you feel. This is the most important time in a relationship to be completely honest with him or her.
When you do say no, be confident so that your partner knows you are serious. Don't be ashamed or embarrassed; stay true to yourself and your feelings.
Explain your reasons for saying no to your partner. Maybe you are not ready for sex, maybe you do not like the risk of pregnancy or maybe you do not want to have sex before marriage.
List all of your reasons, no matter what they are, so your partner understands why you are saying no. If he or she does not accept your reasons, then your partner may not be the right person for you.
If you are curious about it but do not want to have sex yet, then tell your partner this. Let him or her know that just because you are saying no now does not mean you are saying no forever.
Your partner should not continue to pressure you after you say no. It is your body, and you decide what to do with it.