To Practice Safer Sex
By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:
1. Explain the differences between attitudes about who should take responsibility for safer sex and perceptions of who (if anyone) usually does take responsibility.
2. Identify ways to overcome inconsistencies between beliefs and behaviors regarding safer sex.
Research suggests that most people now know that if they are having sexual intercourse they shouldpractice safer sex. Most believe that in heterosexual relationships both the male and female partnershould take responsibility for protecting themselves. Yet we know many do not act in congruence with their stated beliefs. This lesson helps participants assess the differences between their attitudes about how couples should behave and what actually happens in many relationships. It is designed to reveal inconsistencies between belief and behavior and to help participants find ways to overcome this critical problem when it occurs.