In the following paper I will be discussing how I use the principals of critical thinking when making sexual decisions. Also in this paper I will be using an example from my own life and explaining how I would use critical thinking in the process of making a sexual decision. Several years ago I found myself in a position where someone I knew, but had not seen for quite a while, suddenly showed up, and spent some time at our house. Next thing I know this person is letting me know that they want to go somewhere and talk to me privately. Something did not sound right to me, so I decided to use a little bit of critical thinking to see if I could find out what her intentions were. After playing a little possum with her, and giving her the impression that I had no idea what she was up to, I think it ended up giving her just enough rope to get over confident about her little scheme, and she ended up saying more then she should have. Come to find out, she had not changed any since the last time I had seen her, and all she had planned was to try to get me alone so that she could try something with me, and her only reason for doing this was to try to cause friction between my girlfriend and I. Luckily I stepped back and used a little critical thinking and remembered how she was in the past, and talked to her long enough to figure out what her intentions were. I also realized that if she managed to talk me into going anywhere with her, then she would have been able to try to say whatever she wanted, and by using a little critical thinking I was able to establish this ahead of time and avoid this kind of situation before it happened.