A person, especially a woman, is not worth more because she hasn't had sex or has had few sexual partners.Unfortunately this is a pervasive idea within the US (see controversy over woman volunteering in a school who used to work in porn, victim blaming when women are raped who are sex workers or have many partners, the concern over having "too many" sexual partners).For American parents, teenage sex is something to be feared and forbidden: most would never consider allowing their children to have sex at home, and sex is a frequent source of family conflict.In the Netherlands, where teenage pregnancies are far less frequent than in the United States, parents aim above all for family cohesiveness, often permitting young couples to sleep together and providing them with contraceptives.I don't know specifically, what brain changes are seen in that two year span, but I suspect it would be significant.I am hoping to have a progressive home and raise my daughter to be open and aware, but I do not think I will allow someone elses child into my home to possibly infect or abuse my daughter.... But not everyone agrees and some find the idea of it irresponsible or morally reprehensible.However, I don't think that forbidding something from happening in your home is the best way to ensure that your teen adopts your values.
I respect the fact that different people have different opinions about sex, ranging from "whoever, whenever, wherever" all the way to "put a ring on her before you sleep with her".
There are many activities the parents allow their children. Singling sex out is absurd, especially since modern reproductive health care and using safe practices makes those risks very small.
I am so grateful by this post, and for your point of view.
All of these tie a woman's worth up in her lack of sexual activity.
Sex is a biological activity (just because there is a psychological component doesn't change this).