It’s best to avoid it during the emotional stage when it’s hard to resist getting in over your head.
Kat Stoeffel: Did everyone’s high school have the progressive mom whose children’s lovers slept over and were served pancakes in the morning? If they’re going to do it anyway, you might as well have them do it at home.
Maureen O’Connor: I tend to think that the experience of having to thwart your parents in order to have sex is actually a healthful burden.
When the pursuit of sex positivity turns into a complete ditching of boundaries — it can lead to overcommitment and/or overdependence on relationships really young.
Some kids apparently can deal with that, but in general, being allowed to spend A TON OF TIME doing EVERYTHING POSSIBLE with your teen boyfriend seems like a bad idea.
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