Who's Renewed?

Are you starting over?

Did you commit to stay away from risky sexual behaviors? Well we want to hear from you! Share your story! We want you to be an inspiration to other teens who might be struggling with the same idea.


Deborah

This is hard for me to talk about. I was forced to have sex.
It happens to more girls than you think. It even happens to some boys. I struggle everyday with the feeling that someone I trusted - someone who was supposed to care about me, did that to me. If it's happened to you, you know what I mean, how badly you feel. You feel hurt and angry and ashamed. You don't feel like you will ever be the same. You wonder, was it really my fault? My advice, #1 - Get help. Lots of girls end up sleeping around or even getting pregnant as a way of handling the hurt inside. And #2 - don't let what happened get in the way of being true to yourself. Of becoming whatever you want to be. Of doing whatever you want to do. Yes, I have had sex. But it wasn't my choice. Abstinence is a choice. I can still think of myself as just as good as everyone else because when I've had the choice, I've chosen abstinence.