Missing from the discourse is an exploration of the human dimensions of sexual connection and its potential to create meaning, joy, mutual pleasure and unparalleled levels of physical and emotional intimacy. We tell young people what we want them to say no to, but not all the things we want them, eventually, to say yes to. What heartens me is that deep down girls and boys know that they are receiving a partial message at best. Like the research Ms. Both girls and boys overwhelmingly choose genuine intimacy, results I then share.
Too soon for sex talk? New study shows some boys are having sex before age 13
Surveys of boys show some are having sex before the age of 13
January 26, HealthDay —Children with certain behavior problems are more likely to have sex at an early age, a new study reveals. Boys and girls who are unruly and aggressive from a young age were found to be more likely to start having sex before age 16, researchers reported in the February issue of the journal Pediatrics. The Australian study also found that boys—but not girls—who are socially anxious or withdrawn also tended to begin sex at a younger age. Such behavior problems in boys as young as 5 and in girls as young as 10 can be used to accurately predict early initiation of sex, the researchers said.