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My concern is that there has been a move away from relationship-based sex to recreational sex.
I am concerned as well that disconnnected sex may be too much for our teens to handle emotionally.
In my experience with teens, the dating scene changes rapidly and regularly.
I believe part of this "turnover" in partners is due to the constant connection that teenagers have with one another.
By this time, many suggestive texts have been sent (possibly sexting pictures and conversation) and the teens feel incredible loss to a person they never really knew.
This may happen on a weekly basis with great intensity.
If our times have reached a precipice where deep relationships is something that we have to teach, I have to wonder what else might be wrong.
It would be a shame to waste this valuable teaching moment. In therapy, teens spend a lot of time describing social stress and difficulties in "dating" relationships.
The sorry state of affairs (no pun intended) is that teens are more distressed than they let on to when their Saturday night "hook-up" doesn't remember their name or even the "hook-up" itself on Monday morning in English class. In therapy, teens spend a lot of time describing social stress and difficulties in "dating" relationships.
With the hope of reversing this trend perhaps we should teach our kids about not only what sex is, about contraception, safe sex, and stds, but also about the strong connection between sex and their tender feelings. In my experience with teens, the dating scene changes rapidly and regularly.
The main fear that I have of this development is IF it is reversible at all - which would be bad in any case.
But it might be that what these teens are afraid of is rejection (or the threat of it) and that by using a timed quid pro quo arrangement they feel they're not risking the depths of a formal relationship.