so stressed out right now [monkey emoji].”To be honest, IDK if that’s normal. This kind of soothing advice is not limited to pregnancy scares. Engaging in this kind of communal catharsis, for teen girls, is necessary.
Sure, you could write about your pregnancy fears in a diary or a You Tube comment or on Reddit (lol—JK), but what’s a better sanctuary than a pay-to-play period tracking app?
If you find yourself afraid and uncertain when talking to those cute girls that you wish could see you as more than a blubbering awkward mess, give yourself a pat on the back for being normal and keep a few things in mind for the next time the situation arises. While there are some girls who don't mind a little facial hair, there are virtually no girls who specifically dislike the clean shaven look, so abide by the percentages here and don't tote mustaches or beards for now.
The less you stick out in the crowd, the less likely you are to be unfairly judged.
In addition to a pill reminder and a period tracker that lets you use emojis to document your mood swings, my Pill has a message board where, once you log in through email or Facebook and create a username, you can ask fellow period-havers questions. Answers, but all the questions and answers are coming from young women using contraceptives for the first time.(We blurred the faces and usernames in the following photos because my Pill users are, ostensibly, teenagers.)The majority of questions concern all the doomsday, “what if?
” pregnancy scenarios that run through your mind every time your period is over an hour late (or not—maybe you are a “chill” person—I don’t know).
If we stay respectful and keep sniffing around the perimeter of their social worlds, we'll usually learn something of their romantic world. Teens, especially those in high school and college, may refer to "hooking up," and that term can include anything from kissing at a party to sexual intercourse. Teens deny that any coupling up is occurring so that teens can maximize their independence.
Parents allow more freedom when they don't think dating or sexual interests are part of the mix.