Resist the urge to think, “NOT my kid!” and instead please think, “MAYBE my kid!” as you read.
Work with them to create a list of rules together because they will be more likely to follow rules they help create!
There is a wide range of “normal” when it comes to human sexuality and your teen needs to know what the range is so they form happy, healthy relationships.
The amygdala—the emotional center – is the part of the brain that’s running the show. Add on a big dose of hormones – Ack!
Most sexually active people will be infected with at least one type of HPV at some point. Usually the body’s immune system fights the virus and it resolves. HPV is highly communicable–very easy to get (and give)!