DEAR READERS: Last week I devoted two days to the wonderful responses I received from readers telling me how they just said "no" to sex. Today I'm devoting my column to more of the responses readers sent regarding this important question:
DEAR ABBY: How should teen-age girls say "no" to sex? My answer: BE HONEST.
After seeing many of my friends regret losing their virginity, I decided I wasn't going to make the same mistake. When I began dating Scott, I told him I wasn't ready to have sex, and if that's what he was looking for, he should go elsewhere.
Well, he stayed. And now, two years later -- we're engaged to be married! I'm living proof that honesty is the best policy. -- BETH PAILTHORPE, MARIETTA, GA.