Given that sex is a pleasurable activity, given that our society has become highly sexualized and given that the moral fabric of our society has deteriorated, it stands to reason that increasing numbers of teens are engaging in sexual activity. In particular, teens who struggle with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues frequently seek to engage in pleasurable and excitable behaviors to provide temporary relief from their experiences with their unwanted emotional problems. A study by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that more than one in three 14-year-olds have had sex and two in three seniors in high school have had sex.
The topic of teens and sex can be an uncomfortable theme for many families. As a result, many parents simply avoid dialogue about the issue which can contribute to the problem when a teen becomes sexually promiscuous. When a teen sexual behaviors become promiscuous, it is vital that parents become proactive in seeking help for their struggling teen. Sexual promiscuity leads to serious health risks, damages capacity for future healthy relationships, causes significant negative impact on self-esteem and can stagnate emotional development.
Sexual promiscuity including casual and random sexual encounters are used as an escape for a struggling teen and become a form of avoidance of underlying emotional issues. Some teens gain a false and temporary sense of freedom and independence from careless sexual behavior, but often these feelings are short-lived and eventually lead to more significant mental health problems including self-harm and suicidal ideation and attempts. HIV STD’s and other health problems are often transferred through promiscuous sexual behavior.
When a pattern of sexually promiscuous behaviors manifests in a teen it is important that parents address this problem and seek help for their teen. Typically, the behavior is the result of underlying emotional issues that are simply being avoided through the sexual behaviors. Participation in a treatment program to address these issues is often a needed intervention to disrupt the patter and to assure the safety and well-being of the youth.Free Consultation Now Get Help Today! Call 800.584.4629