As a preteen, the information I received about sex was pretty unhelpful.
I suppose the idea of young women masturbating and discovering sexuality enjoyable is really uncomfortable for a lot of adults, which is unfortunate — because even if you don’t talk about it, it’s still happening .
If we can’t bring ourselves to speak candidly to young adults about sex, how can we expect them to communicate confidently with their partners about their needs?
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