These factors affect girls and boys differently.
Parents often teach boys the correct terms for their genitals, yet neglect to do the same for girls.
This traditional view can inhibit them from focusing on their own sexualities and desires, and may keep them constrained to society's prescribed gender roles.
Boys are less willing to state they have negative feelings about sex than girls when they describe their sexual self-schemas.
For example, is a particular issue for very young mothers in poorer regions.
Sexual self-concept is not only developed from sexual experiences; both girls and boys can learn from a variety of social interactions such as their family, sexual education programs, depictions in the media and from their friends and peers.