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Sex, Sexuality, Sexual Identity, and Values
Case study 1, sexuality
Loretta is a teenage girl based on a half-day facility that focuses on social skill improvement. She is facing learning challenges specifically, in reading and writing. Regardless of the disabilities, Loretta is hardworking and has a good reputation in the center based on her dependability and trustworthiness which are as a result of her positive attitude. Nevertheless, Loretta has developed a great interest in sex over the past six months and has been caught having sex in the facility and at home. Loretta’s parents are worried about her behavior and they have tried to counsel and even punish her. On the other hand, Loretta thinks that she is the right path unaware of the possible impacts of her behavior.
One of the main value associated with sex is that it should happen in the context of marriage. The community has, for years, emphasized that sex should be reserved until one gets married. This value can negatively affect an adolescent since, at that stage, they experience a wide range of changes (Simon, 2017). Sexual desires are high during puberty and most teenagers may find it challenging to have sex when they marry. As such, teenagers may decide to go against this value and have sex secretly. Eventually, they may end up contacting STIs or may become pregnant merely because they were taught that sex is only for married couples.
Sex should also be private. This is another value that can adversely affect an adolescent. Believing that sex should not be open is good but teenagers may be discouraged to speak about how they feel about it. In the long run, if teenagers lack someone whom they can openly guide them about sex, they may end up having unsafe sex (Wight & Fullerton, 2013).).
Guidance and counseling would help to manage Loretta’s problem. Loretta is having sex without knowing its potential dangers. She should be educated on the effects of early sex such as being infected with STIs and pregnancy, among others.
To guarantee that individual principles get in the way of the treatment process, a person should put first the wishes of the client. By doing so, a counselor seeks to know the views of the customer and respects them, then gives the most suitable guidance.
 
 
References
Simon, W. (2017). Sexual conduct: The social sources of human sexuality. Routledge.
Wight, D., & Fullerton, D. (2013). A review of interventions with parents to promote the sexual health of their children. Journal of Adolescent Health52(1), 4-27.