If you can make to the end of this article about this researcher who mapped teens “sexual networks” you will learn she found some good news too! This research is 5 years old, but so interesting!
It seems if a teen uses a condom the first time she has sex, she’s more likely to use them consistently as she ages. The end result? They were 1/2 as likely to have an STI as the teens who didn’t use a condom the first time they had sex.
They think using a condom becomes a normal part of their sex life. Fewer sexually transmitted infections are a good thing. And I’m betting they also have fewer teen pregnancies, too.