The sexuality of young people is a continuous fascination to the popular imagination as well as in sexuality research. The fascination contains a mixture of anxiety and nostalgia that clouds the self-evident observation that each adult — over a sexual lifetime spanning 50 years or more — extends the sexual adolescent that emerged with puberty. However, connecting the sexuality of early adolescence with elements of adult sexuality is difficult, despite a huge literature on adolescent sexuality. The sexuality of adolescents is not only seen as immature, but as being qualitatively distinct from the sexuality of adults. Exploration of the motivational and functional components of sexuality critical to understanding of adult sexuality — sexual desire, sexual arousal, and sexual function — is almost entirely missing.
When this story came to us, we all reeled, and you probably will too. The mother who wrote to us describes her account as raw and disturbing. But you know what? We hope that reading this and sharing it will enable more of us in the community to report child abuse if we suspect something may be occurring. If this is a troubling subject for you, you may not want to read the below story. My eight-year-old is the quiet one, a thinker, sporty, very handsome, very caring.
There are limited contextual data regarding first sexual experiences of younger adolescent men. Yet these data that are needed to inform STI and early fatherhood prevention efforts, particularly in lower income communities. Using qualitative methods, 14 adolescent men ages 14—16, all low income, most African American from a mid-sized U. Story-telling was encouraged. Descriptions of first sex were identified, and then analysed for narrative structure and shared concepts.
The young man looked her over, amusement tugging at his lips. Indeed, he was only twice her age. He bent over, resting his palms on his knees to bring himself to her eye level.