The Facts... without the Lecture


Your relationships with other people, like your parents, family, friends, teachers and youth workers are very important.

Healthy relationships help you to build good self-esteem and have a positive effect on your life.  Unhealthy relationships can make you feel bad about yourself and can make you unhappy.  Visit the Self esteem section to learn more.

As you get older, you may become more interested in having a boyfriend or girlfriend.  Good relationships with boyfriends and girlfriends usually begin as Friendships.

As you get older, you will become more aware of your sexuality and you will begin to feel attracted to other people.

Teenage years can be an exciting time, but many teenagers say that they feel under pressure to do things because everyone else is doing it.  If you need help in dealing with pressure, visit the Peer Pressure section.

The Age of Consent for sexual intercourse for heterosexual and homosexual sex is 17 for boys and girls.