Growing up in a family of girls, I became fascinated with boy parts somewhere around the age of 14 or Like, how did they work? That erection thing? Boys were only too happy to demonstrate and I took my learning seriously and strictly unilaterally my body was off-limits. I was in the market for an education, not a sexually transmitted disease, unwanted pregnancy or shudder a "reputation".
NOT under my roof. Not surprisingly, teenage sex is a source of conflict in many American families. My look into cultural differences suggests family life might be much improved, for all, if Americans had more open ideas about teenage sex. The question of who sleeps where when a teenager brings a boyfriend or girlfriend home for the night fits within the larger world of culturally divergent ideas about teenage sex, lust and capacity for love.
Talking about sex with teenagers is something most parents find difficult; the teenage years are tough on both teens and parents. One topic that often comes up is when teenagers are allowed to have their boyfriend or girlfriend stay the night. Attitudes can vary widely depending on nationality. One country that has a very relaxed attitude is the Netherlands.
The Montreal-based publicist permitted her year-old daughter to have her steady boyfriend sleep over occasionally. And I respected it. At the time Redgrave knew her permissiveness was unconventional by North American standards. Schalet interviewed parents and teenagers in both countries to explore the cultural gulf.