The sexuality of young people is a continuous fascination to the popular imagination as well as in sexuality research. The fascination contains a mixture of anxiety and nostalgia that clouds the self-evident observation that each adult — over a sexual lifetime spanning 50 years or more — extends the sexual adolescent that emerged with puberty. However, connecting the sexuality of early adolescence with elements of adult sexuality is difficult, despite a huge literature on adolescent sexuality. The sexuality of adolescents is not only seen as immature, but as being qualitatively distinct from the sexuality of adults. Exploration of the motivational and functional components of sexuality critical to understanding of adult sexuality — sexual desire, sexual arousal, and sexual function — is almost entirely missing.
Puberty is the time when your body grows into a woman's body. The changes in your body make it possible for you to have babies if you have sex. Puberty starts with changes in your hormones. Because of a change in hormones released from your brain, your ovaries start making estrogen hormone. The ovaries are part of your reproductive system. They make eggs and also the female hormone progesterone.
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Jump to content. Many parents are alarmed to find their young child engaged in genital stimulation. However, in young children, genital stimulation is not associated with sexual activity. Genital stimulation can take the form of rubbing with hands or rubbing against other objects such as a pillow, stuffed animal or the bed.