By Adriana Sommer da Costa
Psychologist and Sexologist
This stage of adolescence, whereupon the body now already has its shape more
outlined, changes had already been identified in the body and not longer alarm
so much, has however, a new component- increasingly, as it were.
I am referring to sexual hormones, which oozing off through the pores,
emanating in the air, rendered the teen awry. Teens now don't want to know anything
else but sex, talk about sex, and look at the opposite sex,
so having sex. Although with more intensity in boys as for girls, this
horn-ridden stage will arrive a bit later on. Hence, so-frequent fall-outs.
Yet two imperative situations arise now which are cultural emphasis on sex and regarding discrepancies in sexual roles of both genders.
This period of adolescence would be remarked by some stages that will bear
the teen headings towards sex. Though in true, such stages are being revived,
since manifestations in infancy had already showed.
One of the sexual traits that we have in infancy that comes back on this phase
is the visual pleasure. The teen feels rather attracted by drawings or photographs
of women or erotic scenes inasmuch as anyone living with teens would have already
come across with situations likewise trying to peep through the key-hole or
a-jar doors, so far, they employ this mode of resource so-ceasing their curiosities.
Although the often use of sight per se, the quest for that alone, may become
a symptom of features that aren't going so-well.
Normalcy in this demeanor takes place when the boy, in case, observes and makes
commentary with respect to what saw, manifesting his sexual interest. Unlikely
what occurs when the boy tries to hide by all means his pictures, books and
magazines about sex and feels overburden with guilt by so doing, thus making
obvious that might come to show deformities in his sexual behavior.
What will reappear in adolescence, since already seen in infancy it's the attitude
of showing oneself off and derive pleasure in doing so. The child loves to show
her whole body and figures out that the grown-ups enjoy to seeing her so, there
could be taken as a way of given herself away to them- the child-care adults.
In adolescence, that becomes somewhat vanity-connected, once they feel blind
by vain mostly regarding their sexual organs. At the school's locker rooms,
opportunities to gauge themselves abound, but though on which point we can verify
whether this behavior is normal or not. Further, in this phase, other forms
of sexual satisfaction already exist, which would not be discharged solely by
the act of flashing sexual organs.
As for masturbation, discrepancies between boys and girls continue to exist,
now, however, not regarding its origins, but in frequency. Since along adolescence
and even in adulthood, masturbatory behavior in young males occurs in much bigger
number of times- decreasingly when they begin to have sexual relations, whilst
the opposite ends up occurring with the young females. So far, even keeping
sexual rapport, the act of masturbation is bound to increase gradually.
Even with further clarifying on masturbation and changes in perception already
noticeably in this century, and yet, some people bear grudges when the bottom
line is masturbation, which is often indicated in case of sexual therapy.