“I come from a very Christian/ conservative family, so sex wasn’t something that was really on my mind – especially during my pre-teens. But as a lot of religious teens will understand, we tend to stray from the ‘light’ as soon as we see a pretty girl. Most of my friends were doing it, and I hated feeling left out, so I decided I was also ready. There was a girl in my class who I was always friends with, but I never thought about her in that way until my mission was to have sex. I asked her to the movies and was so nervous, that I ended up sweating through my shirt AND hoodie. It didn’t stop me from at least kissing her, but I knew that I couldn’t get out of my clothes that night when they were basically soaked. The next weekend, we had a birthday party for a friend who had a huge yard. It was set up like a camping trip, with a bonfire and tents everywhere. Like most high school parties, there weren’t many parents around. So we ended up doing it in a two-person tent while everyone else was busy playing ‘truth or dare’ and dancing. I had no idea what I was doing, but at least this time I managed to control my sweating.” – Adam, 18.