1. Recognize the importance of talking with a partner about abstinence, sexual behaviors, and setting sexual limits.
2. Learn how to assert their own sexual decisions.
3. Learn how to manage different decisions partners may make regarding sexual behaviors.
4. Practice the skills needed to communicate with a partner.
Like most couples, teen couples may experience conflict over decisions about sexual behaviors. If partners don’t communicate effectively, one may make incorrect assumptions about the other’s decisions. This lesson helps young people examine the communication skills needed to assert their decisions, and discuss conflicting decisions about sexual behaviors in a relationship.