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Is Oral Sex Right for Me? 5 Things Every Teen Should Know Before Taking The Plunge | TeenSource
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. Health care providers, parents and educators should directly address oral sex and its risks with teens, according to study researcher Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, a professor of pediatrics at University of California, San Francisco.
CDC: Dip in Oral Sex Among Teens, but Numbers Still High
NEW YORK Reuters Health - Engaging in oral sex may be a gateway to intercourse for some teens, indirectly raising their risks of sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy, according to a new study. California researchers found that only 9 percent of high school students who started having oral sex at the end of ninth grade had abstained from vaginal sex through the end of 11th grade. Bonnie L.
A drop in oral sex was seen among females, but the numbers of males engaged in the behavior was the same. Experts said two-thirds of all youth between the ages of 15 and 24 had had an experience with oral sex, risky behavior that the federal government said is contributing to the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. The data came from 6, interviews among young adults from to