Responses If You’re Pressured for Sex

Teenage girls often feel pressure to have sex even when they don’t want to. This is known as sexual coercion. It means you are tricked, forced or threatened to have sex using non-physical means.

Coercion is usually from a boss, teacher or someone who has some control over you and your success.

Here are some examples of what to say as a girl when you feel pressured. They were suggested by the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The healthcare providers of NoCo Women’s Wellness are happy to speak with teenage girls about sex, birth control, and other issues related to their health.

Boy: “If you love me, you will have sex with me.”
Girl: “If you really love me, you will not pressure me.”

Boy: “You are the only one I will ever love.”
Girl: “Good, then we will have lots of time later.”

Boy: “If you don’t want to have sex with me, I will find someone who will.”
Girl: “That’s your choice. My choice is to not have sex.”

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