Number five. We also need to explain what this rush of hormones is doing to our bodies, as young men and women go into and through the years of puberty.
Most parents don’t have the knowledge or education, nor are they willing to bring their preteens and teenagers into a counselor such as myself so that someone outside the family can explain the “natural urges towards intimacy and sexuality that happen during puberty.“
So many of the teenagers I have worked with in the past, when I explain this whole rush of hormones and what it means to be in puberty, are totally shocked to realize that what they been told is bad, what they’ve been told is against their religion, what they’ve been told is a reflection on how they have no self-control… Are all lies.
In other words, body chemistry is a natural part of our evolution, and having a curiosity about masturbation, orgasms, kissing, and even sex itself is a natural part of maturation.