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MTV's Staying Alive Foundation and The Body Shop have joined forces for a newcampaign to help educate younger people about safer sex practices and how to prevent the spread of HIV. And The Body Shop would like to offer a Scarleteen reader a little something special to celebrate!
Leave us your story in the comments here (don't forget to leave an email if you're not registered with us!) about how you have said yes or do say yes to safer sex. Maybe you started your sex life safer right from the get-go with chutzpah! Maybe you changed some not-so-safe habits for the better and are now a safer sex superhero. Maybe you contracted an STI in your life and have since been dedicated to playing it safer to best take care of yourself and your sexual partners. Maybe your story isn't just about your own sex life, but about something you've done to help a friend, family member or your community say yes to safer sex. Whatever it is, babble on and tell us all about it.
We'll pick our favorite response Saturday afternoon at 4 PM (PST), email you to get your address, and let the folks at the Body Shop know to send our awesome winner* a grab bag that will contain a bunch of their new Wild Cherry products along with a variety of other good stuff including condoms, limited edition Tantalizing Lip Butter, Sensual Massage Oil, and Deep Sleep Dreamy Pillow & Body Mist!
* The recipients of the grab bag must be 18 or over. Sorry, under-18s!
For more information on the campaign, visit YesToSafeSex.com. If you’re committed to staying protected and having safe sex, take the pledge on the site and sign on for a lifetime of smart choices. It’s your body, protect it!
Want to find out more about HIV (and other STIs), safer sex and how to protect yourself? Check out some of these links: