Teenage Sexuality: Unprotected sex, STD’s, pregnancy and more

Teenage sexual exploration is a developmental task.  Hormones are surging, crushes come and go, bodies are changing, it’s an exciting time.  Given the natural process that all humans go through, it’s shocking that we have abdicated responsabililty for stewarding our young people through this transitional time.  With virtually no sex education in this country we leave kids on their own to get their sex education from one another and pornography. Sex Addiction Los Angeles

Recently, the Tyra Banks show created an anonymous survey for teenagers asking about sexual behaviors.  More then 10,000 teens and young women took the test.  You may be shocked to learn that the average girl looses her virginity at 15, often at school.  She also reports having unprotected sex, STD’s, using drugs, and engaging in physical violence.

We all need to take a stand for sex education in our schools and churches now!  To read the article click on the link below then click on the comment button and let us know what you think.

 

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/27706917/?GT1=43001

Eliot Spitzer Slapped on the Hand!

According to a Newsweek article, Eliot Spitzer will not be prosecuted for breaking the law for hiring prostitutes or for transporting women across state lines for the purpose of engaging them in sex for money.  Sex Addiction Los Angeles

The Department of Justice has reduced prostitution, and therefore exploitation of women, to a mere scandal.  Despite the fact that prostitution violates and harms women both emotionally and physically, Mr. Spitzer is being slapped on the hand.  Mr. Spitzer is quoted as saying that he feels like he’s paid for his “sin” implying it’s time to move on, and Alan Dershowitz is quoted as saying that it was “no big deal.”

Based on the depth and breadth of Mr. Spitzer’s actions and sexual behaviors, the loss of his position as Governor of New York state, and the wreckage he undoubtedly caused his family, my guess is that Mr. Spitzer is most likely a sex addict.  Because he simply “sinned,” he will sadly, never make it to treatment to face his problems.  This ruling by the DOJ sends a message to women thoughout the country that the “good ‘ole boys” club is alive and well.

As a woman, I am personally offended and incensed by this ruling.  As a citizenn, I find it irresponsible at best and unconscionable at worst.  It makes me wonder who paid whom and how deep does the prostitution ring in New York state go?

To get the full impact of this ruling, you can read the entire article at:

http://www.newsweek.com/id/168395?gt1=43002

Love Addiction Documentary

Do you struggle with falling in love repeatedly and thinking that this time will be the last time?  Do you love being in love?  When your ideal fantasy wears off, do you leave tyour relationships?  Have you learned to live with chronic heartbreak?  If you relate to these questions, you may be struggling with love addiction.  Others who don’t know they have this problem would like to hear from you. Sex Addiction Los Angeles

If you would like to share your story and help clairfy what love addiction is then you may want to participate in a new documentary film that is casting now.  To learn more about this movie go to : http://loveaddictiondoc.blogspot.com/

Workshops for Sexually Compulsive and Addicted Men

Dr. Michael Johnson is pleased to announce the dates of this season’s Workshops for Sexually Compulsive and Addicted Men.  These workshops are designed for men new to recovery, men struggling to maintain sexual sobriety, or men undecided as to whether they are sexually addicted.  It may benefit you or others you know who struggle with out of control and destructive sexual behavior.  This is the eighth year of this program. Sex Addiction Los Angeles

The dates for these 3-day workshops are:

November      14-16, 2008

March               6- 8,  2009

A printable flyer is attached or you can download a flyer at www.sexual-addict.com/Flyer2008-2009a.pdf

The workshops are held in beautiful, historic, downtown Austin, Texas.  The cost is $850.  Meals and accommodations are not included. To learn more about the workshops or sexual addiction go to www.sexual-addict.com.

Contact Dr. Michael Johnson directly at 512 928 4357 or doctor@sexual-addict.com.

For those in the Austin area, I am also pleased to announce that there is currently space available in the Ongoing, Process Group for Sexually Compulsive and Addicted Men.