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If you can't be good...
be careful!!


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Too Much Study &
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Tips for college
If you can't be good...be careful!!

Apart from Rock n' Roll, there are two other clich6s which can be a threat to health in the student life, sex and drugs.  If you are going to try either of them, the best thing to be is to be informed, and to act on your information.  Nobody wants to catch AIDS, and this is just the best known danger that both carry.

Sex is something that the student has a reputation for indulging in.  Avoiding the arguments for and against it, what needs to be tackled are the dangers involved.  Formerly, the fear that most heterosexuals worried about was the danger of pregnancy, and some today, still see no other.  This is rather naive in our society, when sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are still very common, aside entirely from the threat of AIDS.  STIs can be caught by anyone homo- or hetero-, and are no joke.  Syphilis still kills.  Not all contraceptives provide this kind of protection, so it is a good idea to check out what is available.  STIs don't just go away, you know.

Almost all students try drugs in college at some stage.  Caffeine and Alcohol are the most popular, followed closely by nicotine, and the drugs which are deemed illegal.  Whether a drug is legal or not, people are going to try it, so the best measure is to make an informed decision based on the facts.  Ultimately, the safest advice is not to try anything without knowing what you are doing.

In the end, college is a time to try things, whether it is sexually, or otherwise.  But you have to remember that trying things does not mean you have a license to be stupid about it.