There is a common myth that teenage boys and young men have hyper sex drives that they can not control. Their main objective is to have sex with as many females that are willing to have sex with them. This hyper sexuality among teenage boys is promoted by mass media through television, music, and social media.
Dr. Andrew Smiler stopped by the Digital Parent Podcast to debunk this myth by bringing light to the multifaceted sexuality of teenage boys. Dr. Andrew and I on this podcast discuss his new book Dating and Sex a Guide for the 21st Century Teen boy. The book provides a guide for parents to discuss dating and sexuality with teenage boys. It takes the next step from the normal Birds and Bees conversations.
Dr. Smiler is a licensed therapist and an expert on boys, men, and masculinity. Dr. Smiler holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Developmental Psychology. He authored “Challenging Casanova: Beyond the stereotype of the promiscuous young male” and co-authored “The Masculine Self,” with renowned researcher Chris Kilmartin. Dr. Smiler has been featured in the New York Times, written for the Huffington Post, Shriver Report, and Everyday Feminism, and is a regular contributor to the Good Men Project.
Dr. Smiler and I cover a lot of topics on boys and sexual relationships on this episode. Here are some of the questions that we covered:
Questions I Asked Andrews About Teenage Boys And Relationships:
- How Has Rap Music Impacted Teenage Boys Perception of Sex?
- How can Boys Navigate the Friend Zone?
- How Can We Teach Boys About Nonverbal Consent?
- How Do We Teach Boys to Say No to Sex
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
- How t0 Have the Appropriate Birds and Bees Conversation
- How to Utilize Music and TV as Teaching Moments About Sex
- How to Teach Boys to Read Body Language to Gauge Consent
Buy Dating and Sex a Guide for the 21st Century Teen Boy
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