Discussion and Self-Reflection Questions
- According to the video, sex researchers say that teens are more likely to lose their virginity in the months of June and December. Why do you think that might be the case?
- When you’re planning to go out with friends during the holiday season, how are those plans and parties different than plans and parties other times during the year? Does that change your expectations of or desires for sexual activities?
- The video states that when parents talk with their kids about sex, it helps their kids to make good decisions. Do your parents try to talk with you about sex? Do you listen to what they have to say?
- Who or what influences your choices and behavior? When it comes to sexual behavior, what are some of the intended and unintended consequences of those choices?
Season of Sex
Studies show that during the holiday season, as we merrily go to parties, exchange gifts and ring in the New Year, teens are more likely to have sex for the first time. In fact, researchers call this “the Santa Claus effect.” Hear from teens and from experts about why this might be a good time to talk about choices, decisions, love and intimacy.