Published in


Teen Boys Need More Than One ‘Sex Talk’

In her new book ‘Boys and Sex,’ Peggy Orenstein makes the case for having more frank conversations with teens about porn, consent, and feelings. Even if you’d rather poke your eye out.

Photo: Maskot/Getty Images

PPeggy Orenstein has been writing bestselling books about girls’ development for 25 years…




Your life, sourced by science. A publication from Medium about health and wellness.

Recommended from Medium

And A Keto New Year

Give a kiss to grandma!

Separating Romance and Parenting

Why we quit my daughter’s nature pre-school (reflections of an unschooling mom)

I Am A Special Needs Mother Living In A Pandemic

My Youngest as a Bride?

This is Why I’m at a Parental Crossroads

Zombie Mommies

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Sarah Begley

Sarah Begley

Director at Medium working with authors and books. Formerly a staff writer and editor at Time.

More from Medium

I’m Now Part of Meetup.com’s Great Socialization Chokepoint

Author is ready for a night on the down. He’s wearing a Fedora and blazer, but instead he’s in bed with a bottle of Drano and sitting at his computer writing the article you are reading.

Dear Commenter, I am not your Punching Ball.

Working Too Hard Is A Form Of Self-Sabotage

Person looking stressed-out next to a laptop, with their head in their hands

The Face Of an Enemy