In this teen monologue, “One Thing” is about a young woman sticking up for her integrity because she won’t allow any guy to take advantage of her.
BRIANNA: Why is it that these boys only want one thing? Why can’t I meet a guy that is a decent, good guy? I understand the need for men to want to be intimate, I get it, but why does it always get pushed? Why can’t I ever meet a guy who can pace himself and not rush into things? Is ‘gentleman’ a forgotten word in our generation?
It’s not that I don’t want to have intercourse, it’s just that I don’t want to have it after the first or second or third date, you know? It’s such a turn off, so, unattractive to me. I’d like to get to know the guy first, REALLY get to know him. Learn about the things he likes, the things he doesn’t like and make sure that he’s really into me for me. I’m not just going to have it with someone because it’s cool or whatever. I’m just trying to be smart and protect myself from stupid decisions. I mean, look what happened to Carol…she got pregnant…that scares me.
I don’t mind kissing on the first date if he is genuine but to just go and have it with someone, just to have it straight away, is so stupid and honestly, I think it’s disgusting. That’s why disease continues to spread in this country and I’m not going to be another statistic. My family raised me right. They taught me to respect myself and that is what I plan on doing. Too many young women sleep with a guy just so they will like them. NOT ME. I could care less because if that’s all the guy is after, than he’s not worth my time.
I just have to believe that one day I will find the right guy and besides I’m too young for anything that serious anyway, let’s be honest.
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In this one-act ePlay, Brianna talks to the guy she likes and to her friend about how she doesn’t want to be used for one thing only.