Sexuality During Childhood and Adolescence
a period of rapid physical changes in early adolescence during which the reproductive organs mature
pituitary hormones that stimulate activity in the gonads (testes and ovaries)
secondary sex characteristics
the physical characteristics other than genital development that indicate sexual maturity, such as body hair, breasts, and deepened voice.
physical contact, including kissing, touching, and manual or oral-genital stimulation but excluding coitus
sending sexually suggestive photos or text messages via electronic devices.
multi-person sex (MPS)
adolescent sexual interactions involving multiple simultaneous partners that may be either consensual or forced