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Parents: Here Is A Teen Sexual Behavior Calculator

If you’re like most parents of adolescents, you might be wondering whether your child is having sex. And if he or she is, perhaps you’re also wondering whether you need to have a conversation regarding healthy sexual activity.   In a way, you may not want to bring this subject up too early with fear…

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Teen Sexual Health: Statistics on Addiction, STD’s, and Pregnancy

Although there are many risks for teens who engage in sexual activity, the rate of adolescents who are sexually active has gone down in the past two decades. However, even though there are a number of campaigns educating teens on sexual health, recent data indicates that the rates of unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases…

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Teen Sexting, Sexual Behavior, and Sexual Addiction | ParadigmMalibu.com

Teen Sexting, Sexual Behavior, and Sexual Addiction

There’s a debate going on around the country about whether sexually explicit material in text messaging is a risk behavior for teens or simply an extension of the flirting and teasing that occurs naturally between adolescents. The results of a recent research study contribute to this ongoing conversation with information leaning toward sexting as a…

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Teens: Let’s Talk About Masturbation & Sex Addiction

Although it’s embarrassing to talk about, discussing a topic can be the venue for learning more about it. Besides, masturbation is a normal part of sexuality. Because it carries a strong stigma in society talking about it with friends or family rarely happens. Society delivers many messages that say masturbation is bad for you, that…

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Treating Teen Sex Addiction: Finding The Way to Health

A sex addiction can easily go unnoticed. It’s the kind of addiction that’s fueled by the patterns of Western society, a society that has a dysfunctional relationship with sexuality. It’s both obsessed with sex, as in being a theme in most commercials, movies, and television shows, and it’s afraid of sex, as in the taboo…

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Defining Teen Sex Addiction | ParadigmMalibu.com

Defining Teen Sex Addiction

Perhaps to begin this definition, it’s best to provide a definition of addiction in general, according to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). This is the standardized text and clinical reference used by psychologists and therapists across North America to diagnose their clients. The latest version of the DSM explains that the…

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Teen Sex Addiction | ParadigmMalibu.com

The Wild Child: Understanding Teen Sex Addiction

Parents, educators, and clinicians are often doing their best to know and understand teenagers as best they can in order to support them through the difficulties of adolescence. Because it’s challenging stage of life, what happens during the teenage years can affect later years in life.   However, one area that continues to need new…

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