As a preteen, the information I received about sex was pretty unhelpful.
I think the idea of young women masturbating and finding sex enjoyable is really uncomfortable for a lot of adults, which is unfortunate — because even if you don’t talk about it, it’s still happening.
If we can’t bring ourselves to speak candidly to young adults about sex, how can we expect them to communicate confidently with their partners about their needs?
All images by Katie Wheeler.
This story originally appeared in The Lily, a publication of The Washington Post, and is reprinted here with permission.