DEAR ABBY: My standard reply to a boy who wanted sex was, "Do you want to be a father?" That usually stopped him cold. Then I would say, "I don't want to be a mother, either." And that was usually the end of it.
Once in a while I'd run into someone who carried a condom in his wallet, then I just had to give a firm "NO."
I have passed this strategy on to several girls over the years, and they've always thanked me for the tip. I hope this helps your readers. -- JANIS C. IMINER, PITTSFORD, N.Y.