Peer Pressure Peer pressure is often used by your friends as a tactic to get you involved in whatever they are doing. Let’s face it, sometimes your friends may want a partner in crime. Have you ever noticed that when you’re down, you often want company; someone to share with or relate to?
It is much the same with teenage sex. Your friends will use a number of tactics to get you involved if they are sexually active: “Everyone is doing it…You need to grow up…You’re missing out… How do you expect to get a man?” Perhaps you have heard several of these statements yourself. Most bad things are done in secret and there is always at least two people involved. Why? Because people often want someone to share their experience with.
That is why choosing the right friends are very important. They should be people who share similar goals, morals and values. After all, how can two travel together unless they agree? If two people have different directions, one will have to change to coincide with the other’s. I’m sure you can recall at least one instance in your life where your friendship with a certain person either changed your direction for good or bad. Overcoming peer pressure begins when you make the choices that are right for you.