This spoken-word poem by Daysha Edewi captures the IRL experience of what it's like to know nothing about safe sex. "I thought I knew everything there was to know about having safe sex. Always carry a condom, and never, ever get pregnant."
"People love to talk about how to avoid STIs of the physical kind, but nobody likes to talk about the STIs that can destroy your mind."
"Was this supposed to be a one-time thing or, my favorite one..."
That moment you realize what your sister told you was totally TRUE...
...but, of course, you listen to the man instead.
As time goes by, you think, But my momma said "patience was a virtue" and you said, "baby I'd never want to hurt you..."
And in the end, you get these results:
"It was all fun and games when I let you up in me, but now you won't even take joint custody."
"So if you're going to choose to be with her over me, well...I guess you have to do what's best, then. I guess that I just wish that we had taken the time to use both mental and physical protection."