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Teen Dating and Sexuality

The subject of teen sex often scares parents of teenagers. Here you will learn how to talk to your teen about sex and teen sexuality. Why it's important to keep the lines of communication open when faced with the issues of teen sex. We also have resources and more information on teen sexuality including teen pregnancy, menstruation, puberty, AIDS and much more.
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  2. Teen Sexting (33)
  3. Troubled Teens

10 Essentials Your Teen Needs to Know About Sex
There is essential information about sex that a child needs to learn throughout pre-, mid- and late-adolescents in order to become happy in his/her sex life as an adult. They are listed here with links to additional information.

Screening Quiz: Is Your Teen Ready to Talk About Sex?
Talking to your teen about sex is not easy for either one of you. Sex is just such a private subject that teens can be very uncomfortable. Be sure your teen is ready to have this talk with you by taking our 10 question screening quiz.

Sex and Teen Dating
Setting and following through with dating limits and how to keep the lines of communication open with your teen – especially about sex – but still allow your teen their privacy.

How to Talk to Your Teen About Sexuality Issues
Articles to help parents learn how to talk to your teen about their sex.

Things That Make Talking About Sex to Teens Tough and What to Do About Them
Article for parents of teens who feel talking about sex will be tough and see specific problems that they may have.

Teen Physical and Sexual Development
Teens grow physically very fast during adolescence as well as reach puberty. Learn more about this physical and sexual development in this article.

Teen Sexting – What Should the Laws Be?
A place for parents to have their voices heard about teen sexting laws.

Masturbation Myths
Myths about self stimulation and sex. Some are very old masturbation myths that you may have heard when you were a teen, others are newer.

Getting Teen Daughter to Stop Sexting
A parent seeks advice on what to do to stop her teen from sexting. Read what parenting advice she received from Denise the guide and what our community of parents had to say. Also, you can offer your opinions on this post.

Sexting:Teens Putting Sex and Texting Together
Sexting is a growing practice of teens taht parents need to be aware of and deal with.

Puberty
As part of growing up, your teen will go through puberty. Puberty is the time in their lives when the sex organ part of the body changes from that of a child to that of an adult. Get information to help you, help them, through this time.

Gay Teens and Homosexuality Resources
Homosexuality is a topic parents will have to talk to their teens about - whether the teen is straight or gay. Here are resources about homosexuality for parents of straight and gay teens.

STDs Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases pictures, information on symptoms, treatment, and much more.

Top Ten Questions Teens Have About Sex
Learn what is most on your teen's mind when it comes to sex. Resources for parents who are talking to their teens about sex and sexual activity.

HIV AIDS
Comprehensive listing of AIDS HIV Safe Sex information for teens and their parents.

Teen Boys Masturbate More Than Teen Girls
National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior has done a study on masturbation among U.S. adolescents. It found that boys start earlier and do it much more often than girls.

Masturbation, Mutual Masturbation and Masturbation Myths
Masturbation information and advice for parents of teenagers. Resources also include information on masturbation myths and mutual masturbation.

Menstruation
Menstruation articles and resources for parents of teens including book reviews, talking about menstruation and learning about irregular periods.

How Common Is Teen Sexual Harassment at School
How common is sexual harassment among teens at school?

The Big Sex Talk – How Did It Go For You?
Talking to your teen about sex or sexuality issues is one of the hardest jobs to do for many parents. Parents share their true stories about talking to their teens about sex and sexuality issues here. See submissions

Examples of Teen Sexual Harassment at School
What are some examples of sexual harassment that happens to teens at their school?

Teen Dating Quiz - Are they friends or are they dating?
Your teen has a special friend of the opposite sex and you’re wondering if they are dating, or if it is ‘just friends’. Many parents have faced this dilemma with their teenagers and dating. Often the teenagers in the friendship don’t even know themselves. Well, here is a quick ten question quiz that can help you sort it out.

Teens Who Watch a Lot of TV with Sexual Content Have Sex Sooner
Teens who watch large amounts of television containing sexual content are twice as likely to begin engaging in sexual intercourse in the following year as their peers who watch little such TV, according to a RAND Corporation study issued today.

Found Notes About Sex
Community Q & A from our forum.

Teens Say Parents Most Influence Their Sexual Decisions
Teens not only need their parents when making decisions about sex, they want their parents to be involved.

Anatomy Pictures - Boys
When discussing puberty and sexuality with your teen, it sometimes helps to have a picture. Your teen is seeing many of these same pictures in their sex education class. You should familiarize yourself with some of the pictures so you can be available to your teen should they come home with any questions.

Anatomy Pictures - Girls
When discussing puberty and sexuality with your teen, it sometimes helps to have a picture. Your teen is seeing many of these same pictures in their sex education class. You should familiarize yourself with some of the pictures so you can be available to your teen should they come home with any questions.

Dating Violence in Teens - Helping a Teen Who is Sexually Abusive
Do you think your teen is sexually aggressive or abusive in their dating relationships? Find out how you can get help here.

Asking About Sex and Growing Up: A Question-and-Answer Book for Boys and Girls
Asking About Sex and Growing Up A Question-and-Answer Book for Boys and Girls

Talking About Sex to Preteens
When having a talk about sex with a 9 to 12 year old teen, what do you say?

Keep Your Teen From Becoming an Online Porn Star
Teens, unwittingly, get themselves mixed up in nude pictures, which can be used online by people your teen thought were friends. This can damage your teen's view of her/his self and hurt their sexuality.

Teen Sex and Substance Abuse Linked
Teen sex often goes hand in hand with substance abuse, according to an annual survey released Thursday by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

The Dos and Don’ts of Sex Education
What should parents do about their child's sexual education.

Sex Education in Schools
What is Your Teen Taught about Sex at School? Here is what public schools are teaching in sex ed class.

Teen Sex Under the Influence of Drugs and Alcohol
Alcohol and other drug use is linked to risky sexual behavior and poses significant threats to the health of teens.

Strong Religious Views Decrease Teens Likelihood of Having Sex
Teens - particularly girls - with strong religious views are less likely to have sex than are less religious teens, largely because their religious views lead them to view the consequences of having sex negatively.

Teen Sex Essentials - Teen Advice
Sex - the mere thought of it can be overwhelming. There is so much to think about, so much to worry about, and so much that can go wrong. Whether you are sexually active or not, knowing the facts about what sex is, and what it is not, is very important. Read more here.

Teen Abstinence from Sex Pledges Don't Work
Teen sexual abstinence pledges are popular in some circles in the United States. A Columbia University study suggests that such pledges are rarely translated into behavior.

9 Ways to Talk About Sex With Your Teen
Discussing sex with your teens can help them make better choices. What kids think about sex might surprise you, but what they're doing sexually—and when they're doing it—might surprise you even more. Read more from Newsweek.

Helping Teens Cope with Their Feelings on Sex
Three important tools that will help you get through to your teen when discussing sexuality.

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