While parents may like to think their teens are not sexually active, statistics show that this is often not the case with nearly half of all teens being sexually active. Sex is something both teens and parents need to be prepared to deal with. The Centers for Disease Control regularly surveys teens about their sexual behaviors. A sexual behaviors survey showed the following:.
The Most Important Things Teens Should Know About Sex
What's sex really like? And are you the only one not doing it? Does it hurt the first time? Do you have to worry if you're only having oral sex? Read on for real answers and advice on hooking up, your first time , how to know you're ready, and more. Q: The other day my boyfriend and I were hooking up, and he put his fingers inside my vagina.
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The only safe sex is no sex, according to most healthcare providers. Abstinence may be the only true form of "safe" sex. All forms of sexual contact carry some risk. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents start talking to children about their bodies and sex, at an age-appropriate level, when they first ask where babies come from.