Parents and teachers need to have lots of difficult conversations about sex with their teens, where the “right” answer isn’t clear.
It’s so important to try not to get hung up on the idea that what other people are doing (or not) sexually has any relevance to what we ourselves do or don’t do.
The basics of a good sex education, according to me, address the body and self as a whole, including sexual anatomy and reproduction, sexual identity, sexual feelings, personal limits and boundaries.
Physically, and often emotionally, sex is about both people being actively engaged, doing something together, not about one person doing something to, on or at the other.
Know what? While alcohol can reduce a person’s inhibitions, another thing it often does reduce how aroused — how turned on — a person can get.
This week’s Friday Night Lights was the rare prime-time drama to feature an explicit, appropriate sex talk between a parent and child.
If your girlfriend is pregnant, and does decide abortion is her best choice, having someone with her and having it paid for may be less than she needs: those are but the bare basics.
Age-in-years, all by itself, doesn’t tend to be a good marker of when someone is or is not ready for sex.
The cobbled-together, patchwork sex ed I got at my West Texas high school in the 1990s was better than the outright lies abstinence-only programs push.
Stop talking! Start listening! Know yourself first — and seven other suggestions for parents who know they need to talk about sex with their teens.