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alcohol and drugs and rape

 (Written by guest blogger Wendy Harlowe.) I said I would write about substance abuse and adolescent sexuality, but I am amending that. I think there are plenty of people who use alcohol and drugs without abusing them (experimentation lies in this realm), but I think my opinions still stand. Instances of rape (including date rape) […]

What a boy wants

Conventional wisdom suggests that teenage boys have one thing on their minds. And it’s not history class. Statistics that support this theory abound: Teenage boys have testosterone surges multiple times a day. Teenage boys think about sex an average of every 28 seconds. The theories go on. A study was recently published in the Journal […]

Crazy Blind Date

Okay, so this site isn’t for younger teenagers – it explicitly states it’s for those 18 and older, actually. But it’s still a fascinating phenomenon. Crazy Blind Date. Ever heard of it? They get your information, information about what kind of person you’d like to date, where in your local city you’d like to meet […]

Happy Valentine’s Week!

This week – and Thursday in particular – is often either glorious or pure torture for high school students. (Or at least for the girls. I get the feeling there are plenty of high school boys who don’t really notice or care?) Here’s what happened during my 4 years of High School Valentine’s Days: Freshman […]

Honoring adolescent sexuality

Yesterday I wrote about the Silver Ring Thing. Among other issues with this program, I talked about the Born-Again Virgin process, and how much I dislike it. One of the reasons I dislike it is because I think it teaches teenagers (and pre-teenagers) that sexuality is something you can annul. You can deny it’s existence. […]

Your questions, my answers! (Part 2)

(Written by guest blogger JustAnotherTeen.)  “You seem very open, honest, and liberal, but you depict your parents as fairly rigid and conservative. How much do you think your parents impacted who you are and how did they do that? I like the person you present yourself as and I sense that you like yourself as […]

Getting caught with my girlfriend: How not to react!

(Written by guest blogger JustAnotherTeen.)  My girlfriend and I had been having sex for at least three months when finally we got caught. I was just about to go take a nice warm bath after we were done but we cuddled for a bit too long and her mom came in before she was dressed. […]

Getting together with my girlfriend

(Written by guest blogger JustAnotherTeen.)  She was my first girlfriend, and still is. We are now practically engaged, minus the ring, but I am getting a bit ahead of myself. It all started when I was bored out of my mind while home from the residential high school that this particular girl and I attended. […]

When can teenagers start to date?

Ah, the eternal question all middle school students whisper in the halls about. (Some high school students too, by the way.) I know a young woman who had a rule that she could not go on dates until she was 16. So she did not have “boyfriends” but just “friends.” So she and her male […]

How to Survive Thanksgiving with Teenagers

Ah…those endless days at home or at your grandmother’s house, with no one but family in sight. If you’re not out of town, it doesn’t really matter, because everyone else is anyway… None of the family cares about the things you care about, and they all make it very obvious by ignoring you during Thanksgiving […]