When do you know when your kid is old enough to have sex and wants to have someone sleep over at your house? This question is perplexing many of my friends at the moment, the ones with teens around 15, 16, As with most parenting dilemmas, I had to figure this one out on my own a few years earlier than my friends because their kids are mostly younger than my eldest. My son had his first serious girlfriend at age 16 and she was a year older than him. It was a lovely relationship and lasted almost a year. The first time he asked if she could stay over, they had already been together a few months. I said sure and then I made her sleep on the couch in another room. Luca rolled his eyes at the fact he even had to go through the motions of separate rooms. He thought it was ridiculous. But I was adamant.
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I am 13 years old, and one of my closest friends is having sex with older men! Not just older teens, but with college guys. I sent her an e-mail explaining to her that I am worried, and asking her to think about what I was trying to say. I don't know whether she understood or not. Is there some way I can get this through to her? Thirteen is way too young to be having sex of any kind with anyone, older teens and college boys especially. Your friend is engaging in very dangerous behavior, and she's at risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases and of becoming pregnant. She is also damaging her self-esteem and is at significant risk for severe emotional problems as a result of her sexual behaviors. The older boys who are having sex with her are also potentially punishable by law for rape in most states because of her age.
My 14 year old daughter is having sex with her 15 year old boyfriend of 6 months. Any advice would be welcome. Just a heads up — if they are relying solely on condoms for protection, I urge you to take your daughter to your family GP for a frank discussion about starting her on a LARC long acting reversible contraceptive. An implant or hormone releasing IUD are the best options, followed closely by the choice of a 3-monthly injection such as Depo-Provera.
I recently discovered that my year-old is having… gulp… sex. Now we have to provide a doctor visit and contraception, with instruction on practicing safe sex condom included. I feel like we are condoning her sexual activity. We want a safe girl, a responsible girl, and a not-pregnant girl. Sometimes I really hate being a grown-up.