In Jamaica today, one can not be too careful. Don't be so proud and modest and feel you do not need to protect your body from Std's, as their are communicable deseases out there, that you can catch.
Many Jamaicans do take precaution, when it comes to safe sex, but there are many adults as well as teen's that feel they do not need to protect against sexually transmitted deseases.
Why would you wish to catch something that you can not get rid off and spread it onto a partner or partners? There are people that will say they never had a desease and may be lying about it, and then one catches a virus or Std and then what have you now?
If you are being pressured into having unprotected sex, from a boyfriend, grirlfriend or anyone, then this tells you that they do not care about you. You do not have to feel forced into doing something that you don't want to do. You can tell him or her that you only practice safe sex, and if they mock you or belittle you, then simply leave, and if your strong enough do not see this person again. We as Jamaicans should be strong and just say no, to people that try and force you into doing something you don't want to do. Always remember that people somtimes step out of the relationship and find another partner to be with, so you should care about your body enough to protect it from Std's.
There are many Jamaicans that feel they will never contract a deadly desease or Std and this is simply not true. Just because you have never had an Std does not make one invincible and can not contract something you will be sorry for in the long run.
Remember there are many STDS one should be concerned with. Here are just a few
* Genital herpes
* Genital Warts
* Hepatitis A, B and C.
No one is invincible and anyone can catch any desease(s) that is out there.
Always think over what you are doing if you are having unprotected sex, and sometimes people may need counceling if they do not care about your body enough to protect it from Std's.
Do you think you practice enough safe sex?