Most parents want to know why this happened. Why did their teen sexually harm someone else? There is almost never a single reason why a teen engages in illegal sexual behavior. More often such behavior is the result of many factors. Following are the most common reasons. Most adolescents are curious about sex.
National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth
Guidelines for Teens: Thinking About Sexuality and Sexual Activity
During your teens you go through puberty and become sexually mature. If you're a girl, you develop breasts and begin to get your period. If you're a boy, your penis and testicles become larger. If you have sex, you could get pregnant or get someone pregnant. Whether you choose to have sex or not, it is a good idea to know about safe sex and how sex affects your health. The only way to be completely safe is not to have sex.
The Answer to Your 15 Most Embarrassing Sex Questions
Sex is confusing. Chances are, whether you're about to embark on your first experience with sex, or you've done it multiple times, you probably still have a ton of questions. What's sex really like?
Everyone goes through the process of understanding and becoming comfortable with their sexuality. Talk with your teen often about things they care about, so they feel comfortable discussing personal issues with you:. Here are some ways to help them feel more comfortable in coming out to you:.