Hey Naomi! So guess what, my bf told me he loves me today! ❤ He is super hot, like, I can’t keep my hands off him!
Woah, sounds like you guys are pretty serious!
Sometimes we get so caught up I’m worried we’ll “do something” without being prepared.
Yeah, you definitely don’t want that. It’s better to always be prepared, just in case.
True, that would be easier. Condoms are good because they can protect you from pregnancy as well as STDs, but the safest method is for you to use another birth control method PLUS a condom.
What am I supposed to do, just tell my mom I want to go on birth control? NO WAY is that happening.
I know it’s awkward to ask your parents about stuff like that. It will be weird at first, but muster up your courage, you can do this! It is SO worth it to keep yourself healthy.
Yeah I guess so. But my mom still thinks of me as her little girl 😫
My mom still treats me that way too and I’m an adult! It’s just getting past that first hurdle. Try opening the conversation casually, like “mom, it’s kinda embarrassing but I want to talk to you about something…”
She’s just going to be crazy I know it! What if she just gets mad and won’t let me see my boo anymore?
Trust me, your parents want what’s best for you. They may not think you’re ready for sex yet, because they may not have been ready at your age. But if you have thought it through and are sure how you feel, let them know! If you are going to be sexually active no matter what your mom says, she would rather have you be safe about it.
Well it’s going to happen eventually anyways, she’ll deal.
Yup. If you want to get on birth control like the IUD, implant, shot, pill, patch or ring, you’ll need to see a professional. Your doctor will decide if you need a full exam, but usually they’ll want to know about your medical history – and yes, that includes your sex life. Be honest, so they can help you! They won’t judge.
Okay but does my mom have to be there?
She doesn’t have to be there for that. And you doctor may want to do a pelvic exam, too, and she definitely won’t be there for that. Feel free to ask the doctors ANYTHING, seriously, they’re the experts! And you won’t be the first to ask.
Thanks, Naomi. It’s scarier to talk to my mom than it was talking to boys! But I got this. Talk to you soon.
Okay, good talk. If you want to know any more, you can hang out and see what I’ve been talking to my other friends about, too!
ok, thank you!