Mitchell J. Prinstein, PhD, Christina S. Meade, MS, Geoffrey L. Objective To provided initial descriptive information regarding adolescents' engagement in oral sex and to investigate adolescents' perceptions of their best friends' sexual behavior and peer-reported popularity as two social mechanisms that may influence engagement in oral sex. Methods A total of tenth graders reported their engagement in oral sex and intercourse, number of sexual partners, and use of sexually transmitted infection STI protection, as well as perceptions of their best friends' sexual behaviors.
Oral Sex Leads to Intercourse Among Teens, Study Suggests | Live Science
Parents: Talk to teens about the risks of oral sex and safer ways to show affection. About half of teens ages have had oral sex at least once. James Meyer , a Marshfield Clinic adolescent medicine specialist. Boys and girls should get the HPV vaccine regardless of current or future sexual activity. Herpes is easily spread through oral sex. HSV1 the type that causes cold sores can be spread to the genitals and HSV2 the type that usually causes genital herpes can be spread to the mouth. Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis also can be spread through oral sex.
CDC: Dip in Oral Sex Among Teens, but Numbers Still High
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.
A "birds and the bees" talk with your kids isn't complete without a discussion of oral sex, according to a new study that found a connection between oral sex and old-fashioned intercourse. The three-year survey found that teens who had oral sex by the end of ninth grade were at the highest risk of having sexual intercourse during high school. These teens had a percent chance of having intercourse by the end of ninth grade and a percent chance by the end of 11th grade. Meanwhile, teenagers who did not have oral sex until the end of 11th grade had only a percent chance of having intercourse by the end of that school year. The survey also found that most sexually active teenagers will start having oral sex and intercourse within the same six-month period.