However many people lie somewhere in that sizeable grey area between the two, and it seems that more young people than ever are realising they are in that number: Safer sex practices, such as using a condom, will help reduce the risk of other infections. May be reproduced without permission and shared with patients and their families. Youth have a sexual orientation even if they are not yet sexually active. Despite the excitement, flirting, dating and sexual experimentation can cause stress for young people. However, the reality of being gay in our society means that gay teens are at a higher risk of depression and suicide.
I've seen girls evolve from Barbie-addicted pink princesses to tattoo-covered teenagers with multiple piercings.
It's OK guys, just admit it - half of you are not 100% straight
The images are everywhere and there are no consequences to that. In many cases we're estranged from our desires ourselves, self-delusion being as powerful an impulse as any other. As a species we are definitely not set in our ways. The reality is that probably every area needs to evolve - the media, education and as we've all become so obsessed with celebrities, a Hollywood star or two to help along the way. Despite the excitement, flirting, dating and sexual experimentation can cause stress for young people.
Word was spreading After that incident, I thought long and hard about who I was and what I wanted to be. Look at the Madonna and Britney Spears kiss. We are certainly a less carnally indulgent culture. Find out more about cookies and your privacy in our policy. In year seven, I was bullied by my so-called best friend for not admitting that I was gay. I wonder if this might have contributed to my belief that I was gay.