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|Sex: Everyone's Doin' It...Not!
With all the talk, it may seem like everyone you know is having sex. And that a romantic relationship is doomed if "doing it" doesn't
become part of the picture. Well, believe it or not, the majority of young people under 18 are still virgins. What about those who aren't virgins?
Most of them regret becoming sexually active...and wish they had waited.
On this episode of In the Mix, teens from across the country talk honestly about the pressures from peers and partners to take the leap, and those who HAVE had sex look back on their decision. A group of teen writers and performers bring sexuality issues to light with skits that explore real-life situations. [To Do It or Not To Do It...That Is The Question]
Teens criticize the media for the way it glamorizes sex without showing any of the consequences-- and we all know it can have some
heavy duty consequences. We explore some of them with two friends, Teri and Jennifer, who decide to get tested for Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and with Danna,
who speaks candidly about the emotional fallout of "sleeping around".
Kate and Jeff talk about how to keep up a long-term relationship without sex, and teens offer suggestions on how to stay true to yourself in awkward sexual situations.
"Sex: Everyone's Doin' It...Not!" was funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The program is regularly re-broadcast on PBS affiliates across the country. Please check our schedule and station list for airtimes.
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