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Sex Info for GLBT Youth

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When it comes to teen sex, there is a lot of misinformation floating around. Some people would like you to believe that today's kids just sit around sexting naked pictures of each other all day, when really, modern teens often make better choices about sex than kids of earlier generations. Still there is work to be done on keeping teens sexually healthy. But that work is hard to do if you don't know the facts.

1. Gay Teen Relationships

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Sometimes, it can seem really hard to meet other teens for relationships. Feeling like you are the only gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender teen can be pretty awful. Most of us like to have a community that we can feel a part of and gay teens are no different. However, it can be tough stuff, finding other gay teens. But rest assured, it can be done. Whether you are hoping to meet friends, or interested in dating, it is likely someone else is in the same boat!  However, we live in an era when finding other GLBT teens like you has never been easier. Still, there is a difference between simply having a relationship and having one that is good for you. 

2. Gay Teens: Thinking About Having Sex

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After meeting someone, the question of sex may come up. It's generally a good idea to think about your feelings on having sex before you find yourself in an intimate moment. It is totally normal for teens, both gay and straight to be nervous about having sex even if it is something they want to do. Sex is a big deal and it can bring up a lot of concerns. One way to feel better about any decision you make is is to look at what is worrying you and clear up misinformation.

3. Gay Teen Sexuality: Express Yourself

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The word "sex" is a confusing one. That's because often it is just associated with penis / vagina sex. Many people think that the word sex only refers to penile / vaginal intercourse. This is a very limited description which excludes GLBT people. Though everyone has their own ideas about what counts as sex, a lot of people would agree that vaginal, anal and oral sex, are all sex, and "sex" can mean different things to different people.  

4. Safer Sex For Gay Teens

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If you do decide to become sexually active, protecting yourself and your partners from STDs is really important. There are a few ways to do this. Some teens choose to limit the kind of sexual activities they participate in. Others use barriers like condoms and dams for intimate contact.

What it All Comes Down to!

Becoming sexuality active as a GLBT teen is no small thing and if this is something you decide to do, being equipped with the most accurate information is the best way to make sure what you are doing is safe, pleasurable, and positive for you and your partner.

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