They are just simply having sex with each other every time they get together, and that’s the central part of their lives.
Many sex education curricula, including those provided by Planned Parenthood, promote outercourse to teens as a form of "safer sex" because it eliminates the possibility of pregnancy and minimizes the risk of contracting many sexually transmitted infections.
Outercourse is encouraged as a healthy activity for teens by those organizations because it teaches teens about their bodies and helps them derive pleasure from sexual activity.
Outercourse is obviously sexual in nature and intended for marriage.
Teaching your children about God’s purpose for sexuality is the most important part of this discussion.
Help your teens understand that there is a clear difference between platonic and romantic expressions of affection.
People naturally express love to parents, children and friends through hugging, a kiss on the face, holding hands or putting an arm around the shoulder.
God tells people not to engage in sexual behaviour outside of marriage because He wants to protect His people. If you liked this article and would like to go deeper, we have some helpful resources below.
Having sex or sexual contact with someone before marriage creates an emotional closeness.
With this advice coming from adult "experts," it’s no wonder that teens are catching on to the idea. In fact, I have spoken with more than one teen who has confided that some youth pastors promote outercourse as a viable way to stay pure through the temptations of teen dating.