I think that it served as an awesome part of our early bonding.We focused on the total person rather than a part of the anatomy or personal satisfaction.If you think this is an exaggeration, consider the fact that 1 in every 5 adults and teenagers in the US have a sexual disease or STD.This fact is supported on the Center for Disease Control web site.
Suddenly the issues of sex and boundaries start to arise, and teens find themselves having to choose sides on "hot button" topics like homosexuality and abortion.
I am not about laying a guilt trip but in openly sharing the truth to save unnecessary heartache and bodily harm.
Think about the power lying dormant Am I recommending that singles do not touch each other in dating?
A kiss may be seen as a caring gesture and not have a sexual connotation to one, while the other person may be stimulated into sexual thoughts and response just by thinking about it.
The topic is one that needs to be openly discussed and mutual acceptance of a definition that works for each of them.