Adolescence And Sex

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Adolescence and Sex

Adolescence and Sex


This paper discusses over the psychology of adolescents is very different from therapy of adults in terms of sex. Adolescence is an age where mental traumas might translate into future life. But it is mandatory for the parents to keep an eye on their children and provide them psychological help from a counselor to overcome any possible traumas. Usually, all the young adults deny any need of psychological help, as they think they are strong enough to cope with it (Young, 1991).


Trauma can arise from any situation which has had deep emotional impact on the teenager and adolescent. Such events may not have significant manifest effects, but the latent effects may be lethal. Such events may not be in the recent memory of a person but they shape the emotional state of the teenager when he becomes mature. Since the intensity of events in adolescence can be high, nipping the problem in the bud is the best way to avoid serious psychological disorders in the later age (Ciardiello, 2002).

Adolescents usually lose their self confidence and self beliefs due to some incidents. This situation may arise into a personality that has low self esteem. The inconsistency in the behavior must be sensed by the parents and they should start the help from home, before coming to a counselor. Adolescence is a time when an individual's rational thinking has developed significantly, but strong emotional eruptions force them to make bad choices which they regret throughout the life. Developing strong logical and rational sense must be the first and foremost strategy to help the adolescents. The need of privacy is at all time high in adolescence, but at the same time they feel a strong sense of attachment. Adolescent must be given a private space in order to develop his personality. To help adolescents, such contradictions and extremes must be comprehended clearly by the counselor. Moodiness, depression and insecurity commonly alternate with excitement, happiness and adventurousness (Windle, 1996).

Social life with friends and acquaintances is the part of the daily life of a healthy adolescent. Parents might take the groups and the social company of their child as a distraction for him, but it is necessary for emotional development of the individual. Adolescents create complications in personalities when they sit in company that is incompatible with their mental state. Music, skateboarding, sports etc. can be the activity that makes a teenager complete and helps him connect to peers that are similar in nature. Unnecessary possessiveness and over protection by parents and opposition to the peer group by the parents pushes a teenager in a state where he thinks his survival is in danger. Parents can help their child by letting him connect to the peer group, but at the same time keep a strong eye on his/her activities.

Although, trauma causes some emotional issues to the adolescent, but at the same time provides an opportunity of growth in the face of ...
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