By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:
1. Identify three values, attitudes and assumptions people might hold regarding safer sex decisions.
2. Describe three key facts regarding sexual safety.
3. Assess their own risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Negative attitudes about sexuality, inaccurate information about sexual safety, and denial of one’s own risk can all contribute to individuals’ failure to protect themselves from contracting an STI. Given the prevalence, seriousness and frequent lack of symptoms of many STIs, it is critical that individuals have the opportunity to develop awareness of all three of these aspects of sexual safety and consider the impact of their behaviors on their future sexual health.