When teaching your child about sexuality, why not accentuate the advantages of delaying sexual intercourse instead of harping on the potentially adverse consequences? You might begin by acknowledging that physical intimacy between two loving adult partners is beautiful and joyful, while also warning about the perils of experience that comes too early. Why wait? Researchers in New Zealand interviewed nearly one thousand young people, all in their midtwenties, about their first sexual experiences. On average, the men had become sexually active when they were seventeen; the women, at age sixteen. One way of helping them resist these pressures is to anticipate them and discuss them.
Most Teens Aren’t Having Sex, and They Deserve More Support for That Choice
Daughters: 10 Reasons You Should Not Have Sex in High School – Shannon Bradley-Colleary
In Part 1 , we looked at the components of sexual readiness. The following are common reasons why people choose to have sex. Some are specific to young people, while others may be found at all age levels. For one, there are many ways to experience physical pleasure that do not involve having sex. What is maturity? Having sex will not make you mature. In fact, one of the key components of maturity is responsible decision-making.
Sex: Making the Right Decision
Before you decide to have sex or if you are already having sex, you need to know how to stay healthy. Even if you think you know everything you need to know about sex, take a few minutes and read on. Your doctor wants to make sure you know the facts.
More power to you. In the magazine's view, if teens are doing it, considering doing it, or being pressured by a partner to do it, then the responsible thing is to give them all the tools they need to do so as safely as possible. But this vision of young people ignores the majority who are not sexually active.