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Sexuality in Adolescent Relationships

  • By: Wendy D. Manning, Peggy C. Giordano & Monica A. Longmore
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

A normative aspect of the adolescent period is sexual exploration and associated decision making regarding how “far to go” sexually. Transitioning from being a virgin to a sexually active teen is meaningful in terms of both personal and social identity. Teenagers ...

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