Our expert says:
Your step son is reaching a stage of sexual awareness and often these sexual feelings get transferred onto the people closest to them. With you not being a biological parent the usual taboo is not there, which can cause some confusion for the young person.
The best way to approach it is to gently let him know that hugs are fine, but when he touches you inappropriately that this is not okay and that you are his parent and that you love him as a son. Within this you can explain to him the different kinds of love that exist - family, friends and intimate partners and what is appropriate within each context.
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