Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. This study examines the prevalence of vaginal, oral, and anal inter-course among a population of urban, public middle school students, the characteristics of early sexual initiators, and the sequence of sexual initiation. Such data are limited for early adolescents. A total of seventh-grade students Overall, A small percentage of early adolescents are engaging in multiple sexual behaviors. These findings have implications for early adolescent school-based sexual health education. Although adolescent pregnancy rates have declined steadily in the United States over the past decade, adolescent births and sexually transmitted infections STIs remain serious public health issues.
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T eenagers and young adults are engaging in a wider variety of sexual practices than they did 20 years ago, according to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The researchers analyzed more than 45, interviews from three surveys of British residents ages 16 to 24, conducted every decade. The people interviewed in the first survey were born in the s, while those in the most recent survey were born between in the s. In all three surveys over the year period, vaginal sex was the most common sexual practice. But the percentages of sexually active people who also reported having had oral and anal sex in the last year increased over time, from 1 in 10 people in to 1 in 4 men, and 1 in 5 women, in Between the first and second decade, that increase was most notable among to year-olds. Modest declines in vaginal intercourse and genital-to-genital contact were also observed over the study period. The surveys also asked people about same-sex experiences, but the number of people who reported engaging in these was not large enough to perform a meaningful analysis of trends for homosexual activity, the authors say. Because the study relied on self-reported data, the authors acknowledge that they may not have the whole story. As society has become more accepting of different types of sex, they say, people may have been more likely to respond honestly about their own practices.
Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. To explore expectations, experiences and circumstances of anal sex among young people. Qualitative, longitudinal study using individual and group interviews.
One of the largest sex studies of millennials has revealed up to one in five have had anal sex compared to just one in 10 young people in In a review of three UK studies of more than 45, aged between 16 and 74 years old over 12 years, researchers suggest teenage girls and young women are under increasing pressure to have anal sex even though they find it painful. Previous research reveals they are up to four times more likely to dislike the act than boys. The study, published in the Journal Adolescent Health, found some of the largest increases in the prevalence of oral and anal sex over the past decade were observed among those aged Previous studies suggest anal sex has become more common among young people due to them having greater access to pornography, however, the researchers stress this is unclear. There is also a trend for couples not to use condoms when having non-vaginal intercourse. Up to one in five millennials have had anal sex compared to just one in 10 in The participants filled out questionnaires about their recent sexual experiences. Results show one in five straight women and one in four straight men between 16 and 24 had vaginal, oral or anal sex in to vs one in 10 in to Past findings suggest an increase in access to pornography contributed to the surge in millennials having anal sex.