This interview is part of the Women, Risk and Aids Project (1989-90)
archive which was created as part of the Reanimating Data Project
Anonymised transcript of an interview with Tia, who is currently doing her A-Levels and would like to do a degree in business studies. Tia is enjoying being single and has big plans to move to another country and earn a lot of money - a boyfriend would only hold her back. She does think she might be a little nervous to pursue any sort of romantic or sexual relationship, though, and is adamant on establishing her career before marriage and children. Her all-girls school offered a comprehensive sex education curriculum, though AIDS education was quite limited. She thinks sex education should continue at college. Tia has some interesting thoughts on virginity loss, pleasure and expectations of different sexual practices, largely due to negative feedback from her peers - pleasure seems to be something that only boys are allowed to have. Her parents are from the Caribbean and Tia has a diverse group of friends, but acknowledges a lot of contradictions to do with religion and race that she has noticed.