Seventeen magazine editor-in-chief Ann Shoket says girls don't only want the nuts-and-bolts talk about sex—they want to learn more about the feelings that can come with it. "It's clear that these girls are doing very advanced sexual things," she says. "And yet what they really want their mothers to talk about is the emotional side. They want their mothers to talk to them about: 'How do I know if this boy is just using me? How do I know if I'm ready for it?' That's the part where mothers play a huge role that the Internet or their friends just can't do."
Published on March 26, 2009