Nicki Minaj’s hot new “High School” video just dropped, and daaamn, look at those b…braids on Lil Wayne! All I’m sayin’ is, can Nicki Minaj even see her toes?! Peep the steamy vid, then -- in honor of National STD Awareness Month -- let’s talk about some not-so-steamy facts about high school, courtesy of MTV's It's Your Sex Life.
+ Only 50% of all high school students have had sex
If you think everyone in high school is gettin’ down like Wicky (Weezy + Nicky), think again! Only half of all high school students have had sex, meaning there’s no need to rush if you’re not ready. Whether you’ve decided you are not ready or you have had sex but want to hold off in your next relationship, it’s YOUR decision to make. Taking control of your sex life means waiting until you are ready. Listen to yourself, no matter what anyone else says or does. In fact, rumor has it Wicky didn’t even touch in the making of “High School.” “He refused to touch me, he's so respectful,” said Nicki of the video shoot. Never thought I’d say this, but where can I find a man like Weezy?!
+ Nearly half of new STD cases are among young people aged 15-24
Every year, there are nearly 20 million new STD cases in the U.S.! And do you know that 1 in 6 Americans are infected with Herpes? You’re looking at your AP Calc class in a whole new light now, aren’t ya?!
+ 1 in 5 people living with HIV in the U.S. doesn’t know they are postitive
Most STDs including HIV have no signs or symptoms. The only way to know if you or anyone else has an STD/HIV is to get yourself tested. You can’t tell by looking. April is National STD Awareness Month. So go out and get yourself tested! The good news – all STDs are treatable and many are curable. Check out gytnow.org for more info on testing and to find an STD/HIV testing center near you.
+ 3 in 10 teen girls in the U.S. will get pregnant at least once before age 20
+ A sexually active teen who does not use a contraceptive has a 90% chance of becoming pregnant within a year
The only 100% effective way to prevent pregnancy is not to have sex. Condoms and birth control can significantly reduce the risk of pregnancy, but only when used correctly. For example, two pairs of socks may keep your feet warm, but two condoms at once can actually increase the risk of tearing and pregnancy! Take action below for more info on testing and sexual health. It's YOUR sex life! Take charge!