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New federal data finds that more than half of 15- to 19-year-olds have received or given oral sex. (Foster Letter 10/25/05)
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and the non-partisan research group Child Trends finds almost 25% of teens who say they are virgins have had oral sex. Teens who define themselves as abstinent may be engaging in oral sex. (USA today 10/18/05)
Teen Sex Roughly 20% of young teens (ages 13-16) are sexually active; not counting those who don’t think oral sex is really sex. 12% have had oral sex. Only 15% of parents say their young teen is sexually active beyond kissing while nearly 30% of teens admit going there. About 85% of parents think they talk to their kids about sex and relationships, but only 41% of kids agree. (Beverly LaHaye Institute 1/28/05)
High Risk Sex Johns Hopkins Medical Center reports that
over the past 10 years, the prevalence of self-reported oral sex among teens and young adults has doubled to 3...
High Risk Sex Johns Hopkins Medical Center reports that over the past 10 years, the prevalence of self-reported oral sex among teens and young adults has doubled to 32% for males and 38% for females. (Reuters, 5/9/06)
Teens are facing an intimacy crisis that could haunt them in future relationships. Casual teen attitudes toward sex — particularly oral sex — reflect their confusion about what is normal behavior. “When teens fool around before they’re ready or have a very casual attitude toward sex, they proceed toward adulthood with a lack of understanding about intimacy. What it means to be intimate is not clearly spelled out for young people by their parents and people they trust,” writes Sabrina Weill in her book The Real Truth About Teens & Sex. (USA Today 10/18/05)