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Why Teenagers Mix Drinking and Sex

Outstanding article, Lisa Damour - and with the added voice of Peggy Orenstein, Author to boot! I am passing along to my teenage daughter today. Sage advice to not simply believe hype...

Adults should talk with teenagers about drinking. And we should talk with teenagers about sex. But in addition to taking up each of these topics separately, we should also address the fact that adolescents are more likely than adults to combine the two.

Common sense suggests, and research confirms, that intoxicated sex can be a bad idea. Of course, underage drinking is illegal; state laws vary on the legality of… READ MORE