Why do adults act like teenagers don’t get sexual thoughts/feelings?

A lot of adults just act like it doesn’t exist and suppress it and I have no clue why
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  • Contrarily, we're well aware that the teenaged years are packed with hormones screaming for sex. The problem is humanity has become a species defined by its ability to pursue delayed gratification, specifically with the goal in mind that everyone eventually will be able to take responsibility for their own life. But getting pregnant early, i. e. before establishing your own support system, makes you someone that others need to take responsibility for instead of someone who will help make a better world.

    Granted, this sort of cultural norm predates things like birth control. But those who have rooted their self worth on the grounds that they abstained throughout their adolescence are unwilling to let it all be for nothing. They want it to be valued so that they are valued. And indeed duri g the teenage years people haven't quite fully processed why being valued even matters.

    Then there is the other category, which is the spiteful. People who didn't get to bang teenagers when they were in high school so now want no else to, either. Personally, I'm sort of the opposite of this, in that I sometime am slightly sad that I couldn't be born 1000 years from now when high school is just a massive 6 year orgy. Its weird to think that even if that happened 100 years from now it would still be something I missed. Hell, even if it happened 10 years from now, or 1, or 10 years ago, my generation is less prudish than those who came before but by no stretch are we the sort of sexual deviants I would consider sensible.

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  • Because you guys look so young to us. I'm not even that old but when I drive past my old schools, I look at the kids and think about what I was thinking at that age. Nobody looked like a young child to me back then but y'all do now 😂

    I think for a lot of people who are past their mid 30's I can see how it's hard to look at teenagers and not be able to believe what's going through your minds but at that age you're the most sexual you're ever going to be. Your body is flooding with chemicals telling you to have sex.

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  • As an adult I know that teenagers get sexual thoughts and feelings but I don't want to talk to them about it because it's inappropriate for adults to discuss with teenagers unless it's in a sex ed setting

  • Because they don't remember what it's like to be a teenager, and thus don't want to see them as being human with human feelings.

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  • I feel you. I think it also depends on the adult. I know when I was a kid and teen, I realized there are some adults who basically don't even treat you like you're a real human being, you're more like a pet or something. I never connected with those kinds of adults but I also realized there are cool adults as well who treat people with respect, listen to them and don't try to suppress and ignore them. I became friends and had closer relationships with my relatives who were like this. The relatives who were more authoritarian I grew distant from them

    I think part of it is that in general our species/society is sexually repressed and unhealthy about sex, so they want to suppress it everywhere, not just teens. But in themselves and those around them as well. And they get embarrassed about feeling anything sexual so they avoid it.

    Why do adults act like teenagers don’t get sexual thoughts/feelings?
  • Because they don't want to end up in jail promoting sex with 15 year olds.

    Why do adults act like teenagers don’t get sexual thoughts/feelings?
  • Some forget what they were actually like as kids.

  • they don't want to think their own kids are having sex or doing the things they did

  • Because they want to keep their children as far away from the real life as possible. If I would've ever had any kids, I would've laid it all out on the table soon as they started high school.

  • I lost my virginity at 14, so I am in no position to berate you for getting up to whatever you so choose, however, when you get older you learn to be more responsible, and take the law more seriously.

    You might think you won't, but wait until you have teenage kids and you almost certainly will have different views yourself.

  • Because they don't want to think about their little babies having such adult thoughts, it means they would have to accept they've grow up and aren't their little babies anymore.

  • Because they are uncomfortable with any discussion of sex. If they admit that children and teens have sexual feelings, then they would have to talk to their children about it.

  • I have no clue but not all adults are like this. My mom is relatively cool.

    • Cool how?

    • @jjj101010 I can talk to her about sexual stuff. And dating and stuff like that.

    • That’s cool, does she give u tips and advice

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  • Not just teens but everyone at every age is a sexual person and has sexual feelings. A baby hell for that matter a fetus inside its mother has been observed masturbating their erection. And people well into their senior years have sexual urges. I think this is a problem mostly in the U. S.

  • I feel like it comes from a place of good intentions but seems maybe a bit negative, don't get me wrong, some might or most might just be negative people, either ways, personally I have never really done that, I just prefer speaking my mind rather than negatively attack someone for what they decide to do.

  • They do not want to deal with it.

  • They've forgotten what is was like when they were teenagers.

  • It's that adults need to act like adults and let kids have a childhood. We get it, we were there once, but there are long term consequences to those acts and a teenager just isn't emotionally prepared to handle those consequences.

    • Thank you!!!

  • They don't. Everyone knows. But adults are responsible for underage people not to have sex. Du that puts then in an awkward spot.

  • I dont know , mine certainly push it into me about having sexual feelings and to be aware of them..

  • Short answer? Religion and politics. The same adults (us) were getting sexual thoughts/feelings and participating in sexual activities around your age as well. I was 16 when I first had sex with a woman.

  • I think awkwardness plays a role in this.

  • I think it depends on what country or culture you are from and what laws are in place. In america its a huge taboo and nobody wants to discuss it. They want to pretend that teenagers are children and want to keep them as children for as long as possible and keep telling them that santa clause is real for as long as possible until they hit 18 suddenly they are adults and thrown out of the house to fend for themselves and quickly find out the harsh reality of what it means to be an adult.

    • Their is a lot of hypocrisy in the US unfortunately...

    • there*

  • You know some weird-ass adults.

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