"There's a big difference between a seventh-grader and a ninth-grader when it comes to experimentation," Gowen says.
By the time they're in high school, guys may have gone a lot further than you're ready to go.
" Are you ready to handle the pressures of hanging out -- and possibly hooking up -- with someone?
You have met the most amazing person, and you totally NEED to go out with him/her. Do your parents even allow you to go out and "date?
"I think people are ready at different times," says L.