I'm not going to lie to you; I am a nerd. I like to read, I indulge in comic books from time to time, and I do use an inhaler. My glasses have broken several times along the bridge of my nose, and I have a tendency to snort when I laugh. I own the entire collection of World Encyclopaedia books, and have read them in their entirety. Did I forget to mention that I have a collection of over 50 video games?

It is not unusual to find my friends and me in the chemistry lab, chuckling over a joke about the periodic table of elements. You can tell us apart from every other group of teenagers. The pocket protectors, pocket dictionaries, and pocket pencils are a dead give away.

Everyone knows we get straight A's, do extra credit assignments for fun, and happen to be able to name the queens of England in chronological order. One would take one look at us and think that there will be no risk of an accidental pregnancy until we are well into our thirties.

What they don't know is that they're wrong.