Love And Sex
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Love And Sex
Love and sex are NOT the same thing. Love is an emotion or a
feeling. There is no one definition of love because the word
"love" can mean many different things to many different people.
Sex, on the other hand, is a biological event. Even though there
are different kinds of sex, most sexual acts have certain things
in common. Sex may or may not include penetration.
Differences Between Love and Sex
Love is a feeling (emotional).
There is no exact "right" definition of love for everybody.
Love involves feelings of romance and/or attraction.
Sex is an event or act (physical).
There are different kinds of sex but all kinds of sex have some
things in common.
Can happen between a male and a female, between two females,
between two males, or by one's self (masturbation)
The word for not having sex is called abstinence. Some people,
especially people who think it's not cool to wait to have sex,
think that abstinence is a completely bad thing. Actually, there
are some really good things about abstinence and some of them
might apply to you.
Abstinence, or not having oral, vaginal or anal sex, is the best
way to protect yourself. It is possible to get an STD even
without having intercourse (penetrative sex) through
skin-to-skin contact (herpes and genital warts can be passed
You also have to think about your own personal values and
feelings. Your teenage years bring a lot of changes in how you
feel about yourself, family, friends and potential love
interests--even if you don't think about sex. No matter what
your feelings on sex are, it may be smart to wait until
something "feels right."
Ways to Express Love Without Sex
There are millions of nonsexual ways to show someone you like
them. You can show a person you care for them by spending time
with them. Go to the movies. Or just hang out and talk. If you
are with someone you really like, then anything can be fun.
There are other ways to feel physically close without having
sex. These ways include everything from kissing and hugging to
touching and petting each other. Just remember that if you're
not careful these activities can lead to sex. Plan beforehand
just how far you want to go, and stick to your limits. It can be
difficult to say NO and mean it when things get hot and heavy.