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At the age of 16, Melissa says she's already had sex with eight boys. "I was sleeping with them because I thought that it would make them like me more and I wanted the attention. But then other girls started to spread ugly rumors about me. They said I was a slut and a whore. It got so bad I had to switch to a new school. Right now I'm trying not to have sex with my new boyfriend, but I worry that I won't be able to say no to the pressure I'm feeling to do it."

Jada says that she relates to Melissa's story. "This is an issue I had to deal with from a very young age," she says. "You're not alone. You're not a slut. You're not a whore. This can be worked out and overcome."
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