AIDS Song Aims to Reach Teens
"No Samples" message emphasizes dangers of teen sex
Jacqueline Ray wrote a song back in 2008 about the rise of STDs and the AIDS epidemic. She says she was inspired to write the song because of her troubled background as a teen.
Her message has been trademarked on bracelets and clothing as “No Samples.” She wants teens to know the dangers of casual sex.
“Build a relationship before you jump in the sack or have sex,” Ray said. “Build a relationship and make sure that this is the person you want to be with, no samples, and you know the emotional trauma that premarital sex causes could just be devastating.”
Ray has been giving presentations to classrooms across Anchorage.