By Alicia

In conclusion, we have taken different facets of influence on adolescent sexual behavior. We have researched them and produced our findings here. This blog was created not only as a project for our adolescence, class but also as an informative tool for any adolescents that might need information and a different point of view on certain areas of pre-marital sex. We tried to accomplish an all-around objectivity on all subjects, support it with research. There is a variety of subjects, some well documented and frequently discussed, such as the articles on media influence, peer influence, sex drive, and parental impact. There are also articles that have just recently come into the limelight and encouraged us to be more aware of our teen’s activities. These articles are sexuality among disabled adolescents, sexting, how religion affects sexual behavior in adolescents, and comparing U.S. to other countries. We asked the question: “should we be worried?” These articles and research alone should make us worried about out teens and their behavior.
Adolescent Premarital Sex 2010 Should We Be Worried? was a collective concept to reflect our concern for what influences adolescents and sexual behavior. The statistics are staggering. Forty to 50% of adolescents have engaged in premarital sex by the tenth grade. Most by the age of 20 are no longer virgins. Now that we have been made aware of the facts and influences that might contribute to premarital sex in adolescents, we should concentrate on some of the solutions. How do we prevent premarital sex? Let’s examine the question first. I do not think we can actually prevent premarital sex, as demonstrated in our articles and research, but we can make a difference by offering good solution to influence them not to engage in it .The post on sexting and parental impact offer good evidence that talking to your teens and establishing good, open relationships does have a positive effect on the decisions teens may make about having intercourse. Another strong solution is religion. The impact of religion on sexual behavior article suggests that teens who make strong commitments to their faith showed there is a direct positive influence on their sexual behavior, and a decision to refrain from premarital sex. These solutions from our articles are tried and true but may not affect every adolescent in the same way. A large, growing fraction of adolescents are dealing with sexual identity. Gay and lesbian teen issues are growing and the need to address this population is also growing. The solutions described above can help with these identity issues. Gay or straight, most teens do need guidance and a support system, good trained counselors who are compassionate and non-judgmental and knowledgeable in helping others. In this blog, we as a group contributed to this cause in a adult and professional manner, and with a lot of heart hoping we can be part of the solution and not part of the problem.