Our teenagers and young adult children need to hear the truth: We are made for love—not transient sexual relationships. And when we ignore that truth, we will be hurt, often badly.
Dr. Miriam Grossman, a veteran campus psychologist from UCLA, spent years treating countless young women who sought help for depression, eating disorders, anxiety, and low self-esteem—all fueled by the hook-up culture. Worse, she realized that teachers, doctors, and sex educators had utterly failed to level with these young adults: no one had ever told them that the hook-up culture would wreak havoc on their physical and emotional health.
Dr. Grossman, whose best-seller Unprotected revealed the toxic sexual climate on college campuses today, has written an excellent pamphlet for older teens and college students entitled, Sense and Sensuality. It’s short, compelling, and will give your daughter—or any college bound student you care about—the information that no one else will tell them about the hook-up culture and its real effects. (The pamphlet is available as a free download on Dr. Grossman’s website, Miriamgrossmanmd.com, or may be purchased on her website in hard copy for a small fee.)