KISSN is a free interactive, fast-paced abstinence program, which challenges young people to consider their views on topics such as:
These and other topics are communicated through role play, audience participation, and games.
“Our speaker made me think twice about any sexual behavior. She brought up many interesting and true facts about sex, relationships, diseases, etc. if I ever need any help or advice, I would definitely go talk to her!!!” LaToya, age 13
Today’s youth are being inundated with the message that teenage sex is normal, expected, and free from risk.
Yet, the problems associated with this lifestyle have escalated with each successive generation that has practiced it.
Sexual diseases, infertility, and AIDS, as well as the emotional difficulties of broken hearts, single parenthood, and unstable marriages will continue if present attitudes toward sexuality remain unchanged.
In order to safeguard our youth and the future generations, we must work together to bring about positive changes in sexual behavior.
I enjoyed having Lola come here and talk about relationships! She had a lot of good points about sex and the consequences. I would like to talk to her again. I thought about the stuff we talked about all day.” Jerome, age 14
The KISSN Message: Wait until marriage? Until marriage…? Yes. The divorce epidemic began in 1967 with the surge of sexual revolution. As the practice of premaritial sex has climbed, marital success has plummeted.
The sexual revolution has also led to the spread of more than 20 serious sexually transmitted infections so far, particularly among American youth.
Every year, nearly 9 million people under the age of 25 get a new STI (Sexually transmitted infection). Recent studies have shown that the comdom provides little or no protection against many of these infections. More than 5 million people get the human papilloma virus (HPV) every year. This virus can be passed from skin to skin contact. More than 95% of cervical cancers are linked to HPV. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2016, about 12,990 cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed in the United States. About 4,120 women will die from cervical cancer in the United States during 2016.
Resisting sex is not always easy for adolescents. It is a challenge any single person can appreciate. Even those who have already become sexually involved are encouraged with positive messages of seconday virginity and will be taught how to live this out. Saving sex for marriage is the solution that will provide the best hope for sexual health and a committed marriage relationship.
“I really understand what she was trying to put across. I am grateful she came because it makes
me think more about friends and boyfriends.” Tammy, age 16
Schedule a KISSN Class:
- Volunteers from CCWH will come to your facility to present the KISSN program. The presentations are available for any group that includes middle and/or high school age youth.
- The KISSN program is free.
- It can be tailored to your group to accommodate your specific time frame. However, to benefit your youth the most, you’ll want to choose our four-part series.
- A separate adult session can help to open the doors of communication between your youth, their parents, and other trusted adults.
- Call CCWH at 540.885.7448 or click here to send an e-mail requesting a presentation.
“This program offers appropriate responses with realistic suggestions for behaviours, attitudes, and actions that teens can use.The positive approach to young people is respectful of their ideas.” Janet Rhodes, Retired Teacher, SDHS
“[The presenter] was highly informative, entertaining and answered a variety of questions from the group. I highly recommend the KISSN program to any organization that deals with positive youth developmnet and the education and awareness of issues affecting our young people.” Jeff Fife