With many schools temporarily shuttered, teens are spending even more time online than they used to. They’re doing schoolwork digitally, connecting with friends using apps…and they may also be watching more sexually stimulating material. If that makes you kinda shriek inside…well, that’s understandable. Your teen using porn isn’t a comfortable idea, and it might not […]
TalkStarter for Teens: What Counts as “Having Sex”?
When we talk about having sex, what, exactly, are we talking about? On one level, this may seem obvious. Most often we mean sexual intercourse: penis-in-vagina (PIV) sex. But if you stop to think about it, isn’t there a lot more to people’s sexual experiences? Is PIV the only thing that counts as sex? This […]
Add Romance Novels to Your Teen’s Reading List
When you were a teenager, did you read romance novels? Does your teen daughter read them? Your son? If they don’t, you might want to pick up a couple Harlequin Romances and leave them lying around. They’re a surprisingly useful component of sex education. OK, this might not be obvious. It makes more sense when […]
When Your LGBTQ Child Starts Dating
When any kid begins dating, it can be a little weird for parents. It’s one of those unmistakable signs that your baby is growing up. Your child is going off into the world in a different way. They’re making strong emotional connections that have nothing to do with you. They may be (gulp!) doing sexual […]