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.
They are distracting some of them from LIFE. That's all some kids do when they're awake. And they probably have earbuds in all day, too.
Ever see a teen out to dinner with the family. Ear buds and phone, ignoring everyone, buried in their own little reality? The parents usually do nothing. "Family stuff is just so--boring!"
These are also the kids of the purity ring generation and have had several celebrities discuss chaste lifestyles and being virgins that hold out until the wedding night. Some kids are taking to this message.
I taught my children strong spiritual and tradition values. I taught them to be responsible for their personal decisions and to not be influenced by peer pressure. I also took my family to mass every week and regularly encouraged my children to live their lives by strong traditional values. My wife strongly encouraged our daughters to have moral values and to respect themselves.
All of my daughters were virgins in their teens.
I taught my sons to be gentlemen and to by considerate and respectful of young women. I told them to never feel they had to impress their friends by being sexually active.
All my children thanked me and told me they respected me for taking a strong moral stand.
Many of their classmates became pregnant and/or contracted sexually transmitted diseases.
This article from the Washington Post gives you an idea of the attitudes among young people in the area when my kids were growing up.
Porn - you don’t have to talk to them or get to know them or date. It’s over in a few minutes and you get on with whatever you were doing before you started.
Allegedly, it is epidemic in Japan where young males aren’t even interestedin young females - Too much trouble.
The main problem with oral sex is that a person can pick up a STI or STD by engaging it it.
One of the better ways to dissuade premarital sex is to teach children about venereal diseases and their effects. A little bit of bacteriophobia is good for them.
Maybe moneywise, but they've been Glee-ified with regards to social stuff. Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of the government budding out and pretty much keeping itself to trade and defense but there's gotta be a common morality in the culture I believe (that people hold on their own without the government telling them to).
Had this survey been taken in the 60s when I was a teen ager and especially at my school, darn near 100% of the boys would have claimed to have had sex and probably fully 100% of the girls surveyed would have said they had never had sex. Have times changed that much? Don't teens still lie about their sexual experience, especially we boys? What 15-18 year old boy would admit to anyone that he's still a virgin?
I later noticed it hinted at in THE MALTESE FALCON when Peter Lorie was playing with his cane.
In where, the Amish ordnuns?
I have a teen stepdaughter now. Her friends are foul-mouthed, disrespectful, lecherous, bi-curious, willing to make out with anything with a pulse, and almost VIOLENTLY liberal.
Luckily one of the worst offenders, a feral chick who has caught the attention of the stepdaughter's hormones, will be moving out of the area soon. Maybe we can break her of this crap.
Is your only exposure to the world of metal through radio, or through angsty adolescents?
There’s many millions of people all around the world that would disagree you vehemently. There’s a reason the album they put out in 2010 reached 3rd on US Billboard.
My wife and I are raising them in a Christian home, that's not a 100% certainty that they will turn out right but so far so good, as 4 of them are grown and have their own children.
The other factor that has helped enormously, is that 2 parent thing, each being opposite sex to the other.
(Puffing up proudly) We have 6 children, 14 grand children (one more on the way) and 4 great grand children (one more on the way).
Allegedly, it is epidemic in Japan where young males arent even interestedin young females - Too much trouble.
This means Planned Parenthood is failing.....thank goodness.
I can't believe you said that.. I though I was a freak for thinking that so long ago.. Whew, maybe we both are freaks or that was just our superior perception at such a young age.. I'll assume the later.. LOL
If you knew the effects it has on the individual and society, you might choose something else. Check out this book:
Consequence of the "sexual revolution" and the misandry of feminism that dominates pop culture and politics?
(With apologies to the late Gilda Radner,aka “Emily LaTela’’) “Whats all this talk about ‘’oral sex?’’ Who goes around talking about sex? I’m mean, it’s a personal thing. I don’t wanna hear about who is doing what behind closed doors, after all.. it’s what? Oh. Oh My! Never mind.’’
(Puffing up proudly)
You deserve to be proud. Congratulations on a great job!
So that’s why you went with “wasted years”? ;-)
Hope I post this correctly. Very new to site.
Detective, your thoughts encapsulate the life I grew up knowing, and living.
I would say that it’s sad it’s come to this in our culture, but the fact is,...the culture(not as popularly defined) disagrees.
I grew up under the tutelage of an avowed catholic mother and an agnostic navy fighter pilot(whom I believe was closer to God than any man I have known...Though he would politely withdraw from such conversation).
I feel blessed to have entered my life thusly and look forward to perusing the information and knowledge I hope to gain here.
Oral sex....cant imagine life without it
But there is a time and place
Commitment......and mean it..
For certain. The blending of the sexes and the neutralization of marriage and sex within marriage as an admirable goal, permanent childhood, fear of commitment and real risk taking, etc. are all symptoms of the same disease.
We’re quickly becoming directionless moral cowards who cannot make or keep covenants. Without honor how can you have any kind of permanent culture. Let me get mine first, damn the consequences, leads to the kind of treachery in which you open the gates to Constantinople, in which Cincinatus doesn’t leave his plow and where Horatius doesn’t guard the bridge, but welcomes the enemy with open arms.
Liberalism is sick and hard to cure. I cannot find a major culture in history that embraced liberalism and then was able to peaceably throw off its yoke. I pray America can.
Hilarious movie, by the way.
Nobody over the age of 21 is young. They are fully adult. When your grandparents were growing up, 18 would have been considered fully adult, but people are generally juvenile nowadays. It’s why we have a man-child for president.
Uuummmm I think you have the concept mixed up....
OK. That's two strikes. A third one, and It's out.
Same goal as Islamism, same goal as communism.
That.... and some of these.
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