Pansexuality: A Deeper Look into Sexual Identity
Theorists are still divided as to the question of nature vs. nurture when it comes to sexual orientation and gender identity. What is known is that socialization-social mores and the cultural rewards and punishments in place to maintain them-has a great deal to do with behavior among and between the sexes, and perhaps a good bit to do with an individual’s gender presentation (i.e., the way a person “performs” being male or female in the world).
Tips for Encouraging Healthy Views of Human Sexuality
Young adults are reporting having problems with sex, love, and porn addiction in greater numbers than ever before. Though SRI does not treat minors, for the first time we are receiving calls and emails for help and advice from teens as young as 14. We also have noted a marked increase in patients coming to treatment who are 18-25 years old. As many young people still live at home, we are hearing from concerned parents as well. Television shows like Celebrity Sex Rehab on VH-1 and the highly publicized sexual challenges of national figures like Tiger Woods are likely bringing this issue to the attention of a younger generation. While it may be alarming to consider that your child/teen is struggling with problems with porn and sex, they greatly need parental support and acceptance to talk about these issues, be taken seriously and offered treatment, if that type of help is indicated.