Posts Tagged "teen sex"

“I’m a great believer in the Edwardian house-party approach,” said Judith Martin, a k a Miss Manners. “Back then, people would have large parties and invite the lovers of their guests. They’d put these guests in separate bedrooms. And then stay out of the hallway. Parents should put the boyfriend or girlfriend into the guest room. And then go into their own room.” That’s a great takeaway from an article titled “Sex in a...

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Think your teen isn’t having sex?  Chances are, it’s time to make time for another conversation about condoms.  According to an article abstracted in Medical News Today (4-19-2011), teens are typically 16 years old and sober when they have sex for the first time. They are typically happy with the experience, but they may be unaware of the risk they’ve taken by forgoing condoms for contraception and protection from...

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“TEENS REVEAL THE SHOCKING TRUTH TO THE DOCTORS ABOUT TEEN SEX” shouts the email promoting the Feb. 22, 2010 edition of The Doctors on CBS.  Shocking?  That teens have sex?  What’s really shocking is that CBS didn’t simply shout, “WHY WON’T TEEN GIRLS JUST SAY NO?” The email blast for the episode starts with a quote from cast member Dr. Lisa Masterson, who says, “We need to start talking to...

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What’s the right response when you discover your teen’s contraceptives? A) a hug; B) saying, “I’m proud of you for using protection”; C) patting yourself on the back; D) saying “Let’s talk” or E) All of the above. The correct answer is E, even though you may feel like breaking out in hives. You may think it’s wrong for teens to have sexual intercourse, but if a teen has...

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This season, I got addicted to “The Real Housewives of New York City,” which is reality show on Bravo. I got caught up in the mystery of how people who seem to have it all can lack kindness, gratitude, sincerity and joy…but I digress. In the final episode, Jill sits down with her daughter Ally, who will begin college soon.  Ally laughs nervously as Jill, looking equally ill-at-ease, says it’s time for...

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