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As Steph, age 12, says:
Mentorship, initiation by the female, and idealising sex as a romantic experience, played important roles in constructing the context of first sex.
Gender and the Meanings of Adolescent Romantic Relationships:
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However, our participants described mixed emotions, including anxiety and disappointment.
Late Adolescent Identity Development:
Research by Professor Emma Renold at Cardiff University, in collaboration with the NSPCC, has highlighted the pressure to turn a close boy-girl friendship into a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship from a young age, because of the stigma attached to girls cock and ball sheath boys sharing the same interests.