Monday, December 14, 2009

a note about sex for young readers of my blog

I often forget that some readers of my blog are young. I was extremely touched the other day when I got a comment from a 13-year-old. Later, after I made the post about porn, it occurred to me that she might read it, and I felt a little embarrassed, because I'm an old-fashioned guy in many ways.

But I assume that anyone who can surf the web knows what's on it. If you're old enough to be interested in sex, you're old enough to be thinking about what's responsible and what's not.

I have three pieces of advice about sexual activity:

1. Be sure you like and trust anyone you're with.

2. Be sure anyone you're with likes and respects you.

3. Don't do anything that makes you uncomfortable. You have the right to say "no" at any time. Anyone who does not respect that does not respect you.

That should be obvious advice, but a lot of people get hurt because they don't stick to those principles.