A study of nearly young California teenagers indicates that, having been told to be abstinent and warned of dangers of sex such as pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, they have decided that oral sex is the safest choice Pediatrics ; Previous studies indicated that many young people choose to have oral sex and don't consider it "real sex. Publication of that study coincided with the impeachment trial of Bill Clinton, at which he denied sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky, who had performed oral sex on him. The authors of the Pediatrics study say that teenagers see oral sex as a way of preserving their virginity while allowing intimacy and sexual pleasure. However, teenagers think oral sex is safer than it is.
CDC: Dip in Oral Sex Among Teens, but Numbers Still High
CDC report on teen oral sex trends sparks calls for better education - CBS News
Two-Thirds of U.S. Youth Have Had Oral Sex
ATLANTA Reuters - A federal study on the sexual behavior of young Americans released on Thursday countered a widespread belief that oral sex was increasing and vaginal sex decreasing among teenagers due to fears of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. It also showed that the rates of both practices among the U. The study showed that about equal numbers of young women and men aged between have had oral sex, and that about a quarter - 26 percent of women and 24 percent of men - had first had oral sex before engaging in vaginal intercourse.
Many people believe that teenagers and adults do not consider oral sex to be "real sex" and, therefore, practice it somewhat casually. Others assume that the prevalence of oral sex among high school students is just an urban legend, and question whether or not the "it's not real sex" myth is actually true. Fortunately, there's no need to rely on guesses, beliefs, or assumptions. Several studies have looked at how often teenagers have oral sex, and how soon they start having it.