Sexual Health Week, which aims to raise awareness about health issues, begins on Monday.
Health Minister Andy Kerr said: "Improving Scotland's poor sexual health record is a priority for us...
Our message for good sexual health is - 'delay until you're ready, but be safe when you are active'."
Does Mr Kerr believe that this message will strike a chord with today's teenagers? I will not see 50 again, but I suspect that tiptoeing around the issue will not deliver the goods. If this is what you mean, then why not say it?
For heaven's sake, wear a condom or you will get a nasty disease.