By: Bethany Davis and Alec Miller

Just Say No

Abstinence: The decision to refrain from having sex.

If two people don't have sex, then sperm can't fertilize an egg and there's no possibility of a pregnancy. With abstinence, no barriers or pills are necessary because the person is not having sex. Abstinence is the natural way to stay away from pregnancy until desired time. Even if a person is not a virgin, they can still choose the practice of abstinence.


Abstinence is 100% effective. If you practice abstinence, there is no possibility of a malfunction or failed try.


Abstinence prevents one from obtaining STD's. People only acquire STD's from having sex, and if you practice the method of abstinence and refrain from having any kind of sex all together, then there is no way to get an STD.

Consistent abstinence means that someone practices abstinence all the time. Even if a person has sex just one time, then they risk getting an STD.

How do you do it?

You simply don't have sex.

Who can use it?

Both males and females can practice abstinence. It is all in the choice of each individual person.