This can not only hurt young adults in pursuing relationships, the study says, but can also inhibit them from identifying when a relationship isn't healthy.
"Many parents may not see providing guidance on romantic relationships as their role, not know what to say, or feel hobbled in these conversations because of their own romantic failures," the study reads.
But it felt weird and fake and, as much as I wanted to, I couldn’t.
This sexual narrative was supposed to assert my autonomy, but I felt anything but empowered after a condom mishap.
Working with new research, she maps out a punishing emotional landscape marked by unequal pleasures, competition for status, and sexual violence.