Peggy Orenstein's article is adapted from her book, "Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape." Among other things she writes, "women in college still say, if he's sexually satisfied, then I'm sexually satisfied."
Orenstein cites an important study published in the international Journal of sexual health which highlights major differences inthe way American parents and Dutch parents talk to their daughters about sex.
One difference they cited was that American moms focused on potential risks and dangers while their dads contributed even less.
In contrast Dutch parents spoke to their daughters from an early age "about both joy and responsibility". How these differences play out in college in terms of womens' sexual satisfaction and the quality of their relationships is striking. We in America have our work cut out for us to be sure. Take a look if you can ... Happy spring!