While the rest of the world is debating over whether or not Willow’s leading man is too old for her, or if her booty shorts are too short, we wanna take a moment to talk real summer flings. Watch a bunch of middle-school hipsters jump around on a trampoline, then check out how to make sure your summer love doesn’t bring anything unwanted into the fall.
Wasn’t that nice? Now let’s chat about STDs (sorry for the abrupt transition. There was no other way!). Because summer flings are supposed to be short-lived, it’s important to make sure they don’t have any lasting, negative effects. And I’m not just talking about the unwanted texts and voicemails after a dramatic September breakup.
According to MTV’s It’s Your (Sex) Life, one in two sexually active young people will get an STD by the age of 25. While abstinence is the only surefire way to stay safe, using condoms will help protect you from danger. Think of them as a life vest for your…*ahem*. Contraceptives are another great option for avoiding unwanted pregnancy, which is important because, you know, being a teen mom is no trip to the beach!
Follow the action links below for more info on how to keep your summer fling Melodic (but not) Chaotic.
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