Teen Sexual Behavior

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Teen Sexual Behavior
What’s one of the main things on a teenagers mind? Do teens think about the consequences of their behavior? Why do we do the things we do? Teens everywhere are facing it. Everyone does it, or that’s what the magazines and friends say. What causes it? What are the reasons for sex? Peer Pressure and curious minds of outraging hormones is the reason. Some teens excuse is “Oh everyone else is doing it”. That’s not true, everyone is not doing it. Others say, “Having sex makes you an adult”. That’s also not true. Having sex makes you like everyone else who has sex. Older teens who have sex tease others by saying, “If you don’t have sex, something is majorly wrong with you.” Some say abstinence, others say forget it. Among teens aged 15-17 who have never has had sexual intercourse, they decided to stay “pure” until marriage because they are concerned about HIV/AIDS other STDs and feeling “too young” to be doing it. Teen girls normally say “stay pure” until marriage but then they meet older boys, now they are more than likely to become sexually active. What are the ranges of teen sexual behavior?

NORMAL RANGE:
Sexually explicit conversations with peers
Jokes within cultural norm
Flirting and courtship
Hugging, Kissing and holding hands
YELLOW FLAGS:
Pornographic interest
Sexual graffiti
Violation of others’ body space
Single occurrence of peeping, exposing with known peers

What are some “must know” facts about sex? Unless you want to get pregnant, and you shouldn’t want this because you’re a teenager, birth control is a must. The only protection against pregnancy is not having it. If your partner is under the age of consent, intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, pressured or threatened in any way, or ask you to stop at any point, you CAN NOT legally engage in sex. Any of these scenarios could result in your being charged with rape. (Nick Hardcastle)

When you lose your virginity, you don’t become an adult....
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