Questions for You and Your Partner

Before having sex with someone, ask yourself the following questions to be sure you're making the right choices for you:

  1. Am I following my personal beliefs and values?
  2. Do we both want the same thing (casual sex, relationship, etc.)?
  3. How will I feel about this tomorrow?
  4. Am I letting alcohol, drug use, self-esteem, or peer pressure affect my decision?
  5. Have my partner and I talked about possible consequences, such as STIs and pregnancy?
  6. Do I know how to use condoms or other STI protection?
  7. Is this consensual sex?