Excerpt: Throb, An Erotic Coming of Age Novel


8. Setting Expectations
Teens watch an astonishing amount of TV and many TV shows glorify provocative clothing and makeup as the norm. Girls, in particular, feel the need to be as sexy as their perceived counterparts on TV.

9. STDs
Teens account for half of new cases of STDs. Teens indulge in casual sex more than adults, they are less likely to use condoms and more likely to have multiple partners. They’re also frequently slow to seek treatment due to ignorance or fear of admitting they’re sexually active.