Skip to comments.Teens having less oral sex, study says
Posted on 08/17/2012 5:21:12 PM PDT by detective
Kids today! Could smartphones and social media be distracting them from sex?
A report on teen sexual activity released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics found an overall decrease in the practice of oral sex among 15- to 19-year-olds between 2002 and 2010. That finding reflected a similar decline in vaginal intercourse among the same group, according to health experts.
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But, you paid for it. You might as well read about it.
the effect that slick willy (bill clinton) had on our culture is finally starting to wear off.
quote “The report, Prevalence and Timing of Oral Sex With Opposite-Sex Partners Among Females and Males Aged 15-24 years: United States, was based on interviews with 6,346 young adults. Among other findings, the study found that in the two decades since 1988, the percentage of female and male teenagers who reported ever experiencing intercourse declined from 51% to 43%”
hm... anyone else find it hard to believe that only 43% of young people have had sex?
That’s what I thought when I read this, too.
Based on anecdotal accounts, I really believe that today’s teens are FAR more conservative than their older siblings, parents, and in many cases, their grandparents...
I didn’t do any of that when I was a teenager, and I don’t do any of that now in my mid-20s. I have friends and hobbies.
So many comments I’d love to make but I’ve never been suspended on FR and I don’t intend to start now.
I don’t find it that hard to believe. It’s likely in the general range that realistically happened. Anyways, I didn’t bother screwing around when I had plenty of other more important things to bother doing. Hobbies, academia, and plenty of other activities that weren’t sexual are out there to bother. Second, what’s the point of using perhaps the greatest, most precious kind of relationship a person can have for only a few minutes, much less into some non-corresponding equipment on the other person? Anyways, I found the whole concept bizarre.
Know what the problem with oral sex is ?
In STL, one of the local news channels has a segment call, "You Paid For It". The segments' premise is to expose all the crap that the local tax payers are paying for. It's quite good and informative. However, like this article, it will make your head explode due to all the dang wasteful spending on crap things.
When I was Teen I never thought about oral sex. It was reserved for a queer in the boys bathroom.
One powerful cultural trend right now is that millions of young men are holed up in their rooms, or in their friends’ rooms, playing video games.
Not only does that mean that they’re not engaged in cavorting with the gals, it means that they’re missing everything else that healthy active people do, like work.
It’s an alternative universe, and there are a whole lot of young men living there. They have no people skills. It’s the western version of China’s One Child policy.
"Reported" is the key word. Most likely in the last ten years, teens have learned these are stupid surveys and lied on the questions.
This is the 9/11 generation. Parents like my husband and I, who had young kids at the time of 9/11, are often super protective and attached to their kids. We were shocked into the realization that our dear ones could be gone in a heartbeat, and we’re not risking their loss if we can help it. A lot of folks I know say they can’t be as oblivious to what their kids are up to as their own parents were.
As a parent of three teenagers my observations concur. However the why for the change might not be all that positive. What I see is that today’s kids are overly scrutinized in everything they do by their parents. Whatever they do, their parents are right there next to them. Go to any HS sports practice and you will observe a group of dads all watching through the fence. I’m talking practice, not games. Any problem in school, mom and dad will be there to handle it for them. Two boys have a disagreement, more likely the dads will square off instead of the boys themselves. Thou it is better that their lifestyle is more so called “conservative”, the downside is that these kids cannot handle life on their own. They need their parents hands to hold in all of life’s situations. Today’s youth are not being allowed to take the hard knocks. Their parents will not allow it. I qualify this by stating I live in the suburbs of a major NE city. That is what I see here, it may be different else where.
Here’s MY First Law of Heavy Metal: If you think Heavy Metal is music, you’ve been had.
Less oral and less vaginal - they’re going to the butt.
Blaming video games seems a bit backwards. In our culture we don't give young people anything to do. We lock them up in daycare centers until the age of 18; we import a foreign underclass to do all the unskilled labor that they might be suited for; and of course we continue to provide all their physical wellbeing until no less than the age of 26. What are they supposed to do besides play games?
While gonorrhea is not usually fatal and condom use offers some protection, it's an ugly disease that now may not be easily cured by a shot or bottle of pills. Gonorrhea of the throat is currently increasing among male homosexuals and concerns about the disease may spell an end to capricious male-female oral sex.
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