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  • Topic: Parents
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Growing up in a very strict religion, I was taught not to talk about or ask any questions related to sex, love, or relationships (SLR). I'm sure I could’ve talked to my older sisters had I needed to. But at that time, I just didn’t feel comfortable...
  • Posted: 5/22/2018
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Sex isn't always easy to talk about. But having honest conversations with your partner, parents, or health care provider is an important step—whether you're doing it, not doing it, saying no to it, or figuring out if you’re ready for it. Ask us...
  • Posted: 8/18/2016
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My grandmother’s advice about sex began and ended at “don’t do it.” Fortunately, my mother was much more receptive to the conversation. But what do you do when your grandmother (or grandfather) are the ONLY options? ...
  • Posted: 12/8/2015
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They don't listen. They make stupid rules. They freak out about the littlest things. Sometimes, parents do. Not. Get. It. But somehow you have to make it work so this week, we're taking all your questions on how to deal with drive-you-crazy parents....
  • Posted: 10/2/2015
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“Look at that fast-tailed girl.” ...
  • Posted: 8/25/2015
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The dictionary definition of a home: a house, apartment, or other shelter that is the usual residence of a person, family, or household. My definition of a home has always been where my family is. My family has changed multiple times. It has changed...
  • Posted: 7/30/2015
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Talking about sex with a parent can be a sticky situation—they might get all judgey and freak out or become overprotective and strange…but you’ve got to admit—your parents probably know you better than most people, right? Or if not better, at least in...
  • Posted: 2/13/2015
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So my mother is a little unorthodox. ...
  • Posted: 10/6/2014
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Not wanting to talk about sex with your parents is a self-fulfilling prophecy…we think it’s impossible and awkward and unnecessary, and so it becomes impossible and awkward, even if it is necessary. ...
  • Posted: 5/7/2014
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There’s nothing more annoying than being told what to wear. When I was 15, if my mom or dad (or anyone else) told me that what I was wearing was too revealing I would roll my eyes and tell them to get a life: Seriously? Stay out of my business and...
  • Posted: 5/22/2012
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The fact that my parents didn’t like Meena, my girlfriend senior year, wasn’t so bad. They knew better than to make a big deal of their disapproval or tell a teenager whom to date. The problem arrived, however, when my mom came home early from work...
  • Posted: 4/5/2012
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The Talk! Everyone’s heard about it whether it be through word of mouth or through real experience. Everyone’s experience with it was and will be different depending on the person and their parents. I like to think that my experience was the craziest...
  • Posted: 12/9/2011
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Do you ever feel like your parents don’t take your relationship seriously? Like they make it seem as though just because you’re young, you couldn’t possibly have any real feeling for your boyfriend or girlfriend or, gasp, maybe even be in love ?...
  • Posted: 11/20/2011
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We’ve all seen posts about “The awkward moment when…”. They’re all over Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. Some of them are hilarious and some are more shocking. What about the awkward moments that really matter? For example: The moment when a son asks...
  • Posted: 10/28/2011
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Whether you’ve known them your whole life, or just met them a few weeks ago, the person with whom you have a relationship is special. They are someone you share things that you wouldn’t share with everyone else. If you’re in a relationship it can...
  • Posted: 8/2/2011
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My parents’ relationship has inspired me to have higher standards in my relationships. They trust each other fully, and are quick to volunteer to do something that the other hates. They have an equal balance of power…which sounds like some legal...
  • Posted: 3/14/2011
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You may think your parents are lame or don’t understand you, but surprisingly, the majority of teens say that their parents’ opinion of their boyfriend or girlfriend means a lot to them. In fact, some would go so far as to say they wouldn’t date...
  • Posted: 3/4/2011
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So you’ve found a great girlfriend/boyfriend. Things are going great. You feel on top of the world. Sun is shining, birds are chirping, life is good. Then they meet your parents...and your parents can’t stand them. Whaa, whaaaaa, the music screeches...
  • Posted: 1/25/2011
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I will never forget how I first learned about sex. I was nine years old and swimming in the pool in my backyard with a bunch of my girlfriends. One of them had just gotten a book that told the whole shocking story and she was only too happy to share....
  • Posted: 11/15/2010
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