less Know how to protect yourself Think STDs are something that won’t touch you because you and your partner are young? If you make the decision to become sexually active (something everyone does on their own schedule), it is your responsibility to protect yourself. If you’re not comfortable asking these kinds of questions, then you're probably not read to have sex.If your school or community doesn’t have safe sex resources available, the Center for Disease Control website remains a great place to get clear tips. less Get advice from someone older and wiser If you have the opportunity to get advice from a trusted older and wiser LGBT friend or family member, take it.less Stay friends with your exes I wish I had learned this one as a teenager.One of the coolest things about being gay is that it's easier to turn ex-boyfriends and ex-girlfriends into lifelong friends.It's about doing, not chatting."Apple, meanwhile, has been chided by conservative Christians over its censorship of religious material – namely apps that affirm marriage is between a man and a woman.In recent years, Apple has pulled the Manhattan Declaration, Setting Captives Free, and Exodus International apps. Social network sites for teens are meeting places for young teenagers to date or meet new friends.In this list you will find a collection of international teen dating sites.
less Stay off the hookup apps Again, this is a new problem since my adolescence, but it definitely needs addressing. Even if you’re able to sneak around the age restrictions of certain websites and hookup apps, think before you swipe.
Sometimes the worst exes turn out to be the best kind of friends.
less Love can be fleeting, recordings last forever This wasn’t so much a problem during my teenage years (we had AIM and primitive text messaging as our lifelines), but with the emergence of smartphones in the last decade, teenage sexting is increasingly common.
I know I previously said it’s a good idea to seek out trusted LGBT adults when you have questions, but it’s also a good idea to be suspicious of any adult who gives you attention that feels a little too…
let’s just say “intimate.” As you get older and more experienced, you’ll be able to spot the users and the abusers more easily, but when you’re young you can be a much easier target for adults with less than honorable intentions.