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Some people would consider it rather silly to sit down and try to have the ¨sex talk¨ with a college student, simply because that is the talk that your parents have with you when you are much younger. But ironically, a lot of students in college are not aware of that talk and everything that comes with safe sex and safe relationships. Talking about your body and how to keep yourself safe in college is very beneficial, especially because people are coming from all over the world to go to college, so you are meeting so many new people. Do not ever feel as though it is not okay to not be ready for sexual encounters. Nobody knows your body more than you do and you are the sole decision maker of what is going to happen with your body. If you feel as though you are mentally ready for any kind of sexual encounters, always remember you are better safe than sorry. Take the necessary precautions to keep your body as safe as possible. It is always extremely important to remember how valuable you are and how to keep yourself as safe as you can.

Dating and sex in college is inevitable. You come to college as a freshman and are put in dorms with so many people, including those of the opposite sex. The scary part is you do not know where these people are coming from and what kind of life they have lived up until this point in their lives. We come across people with hidden agendas everyday, whether we know it or not. It is extremely important to make sure you make smart decisions when it comes to picking your friends and significant others. As far as significant others, please please TAKE YOUR TIME. Personally, I know how it feels to meet someone and instantly bond with them, especially if you have never had this happen before. The feeling is so new and refreshing it can almost blind your best judgment in situations. To avoid any potential harmful situations, I recommend hanging out with friends in groups of more than three people, especially in the beginning of a relationship. Always make sure that you let at least one or two people know where you are and have a way to contact them at all times. If something seems suspicious or just not right, go with your gut feeling. There have been so many situations in life that can be avoided if you just trust your gut feeling. These days your life depends on it, so trust your gut and recognize negative vibes.

Something that has become extremely popular in this generation is meeting people online. College kids these days live through social media and it has become increasingly normal to meet people online and not think anything of it. As far as online dating, I am personally not a fan of it. I still feel as though meeting someone in person first is more comfortable because you know exactly who they are. Meeting someone online can possibly lead to catfish situations and no one wants that. When it comes to social media and online dating, as usual make sure no matter what you are taking the necessary precautions to keep yourself safe. Do not meet someone in person alone and be careful what you post online. A lot of people find college kids to be very vulnerable due to the fact that we are at the point in our lives where we are still trying to figure out who we really are. Be smart, make good decisions and choose the people in your life wisely.