Dear Dr. G.,
I am scared to death. I recently found out that my teenage daughter who is 15 is "hooking up" with boys and having sex. I don't think she is having sex, like intercourse, with all of them but at the very least she seems to be open to sexuality. I feel that she is way too young and not ready for this. I have told her my thoughts and feelings. Do you think that I'm being prudish or crazy? I know that the teens today are into "hook-ups" but listen, we are talking about my kid here.
What do you think Dr. G.?
A Frightened Mother
You are asking a very important and timely question. I do not think that you are being either crazy or prudish. Instead, I am happy that you are concerned about the connection between teen sexuality and emotional well-being particularly in era of of "hook-ups." For those who are not familiar with the term "hook-ups"it refers to two individuals, usually teens, who engage in physical intimacy while attempting to have no emotional connection. I have been scratching my head over this concept for some time now.