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What to Tell Your Daughter about Love and Sex

How to talk about sex in the language of texting.

mother warns daughter about putting out with guys
parent warns teenage daughter not to have premarital sex because the boy might dump her
Do teenagers even listen when you give advice? No. But sometimes when you break it down into simple words (text style!), at least they'll understand it.

In this cartoon, as a young woman sits by the phone and waits for some guy to call, her older relative tells her what happens with bad boys, and what can go wrong when you have sex too soon...(Why buy the cow, if the milk is free?)

You might also enjoy another Psychology Today cartoon with advice about dating.

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Cartoonist Donna Barstow's work has appeared in publications including The New Yorker, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, among many others.


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