August 19, 2012 at 2:02 AM (childcare and child protection, curious research, current news, health care reviews, human life issues, late night studies, legal issues, public debate, social opinion, web gossip)
I am trying to recall when it was that I had my first meal. Was it the teen years? It could have been. Hmph.
Anyhow. Again, I find myself browsing the web for unusual stories during the evening. I stopped at CNN, checking on the latest news, looking to see if there were any curious, unusual reports. I did get to the link for the chart, which is a blog link that apparently delves into informational deliveries regarding current events and issues.
This particular post actually was placed onto the site this past Friday morning. It presented an informational report about the current sexual behaviors of United States teenagers, specifying the rates at which they are engaging in oral sex. Yummy! As necessary, it is The Centers for Disease Control that have conducted the surveys, and they produced interesting, possibly pleasant reports, about teen participation in cunnilingus and fellatio.
According to these surveys, fewer United States teenagers between the ages of 15 and 17 are engaging in oral sex! Yet, other reports state that two-thirds of them have partaken in this activity between the ages of 15 and 24. It would make it seem as if somewhere between the ages of 17 and 24, possibly the collegiate years, is when the exploration doors of various sexual activities open to curious young people!
Some reports are saying that teenagers are looking to participate in oral sex as a safer option to actual sexual intercourse. It is being stated that these actions are possibly seen as more acceptable options for youths not yet at age 21. Something about fully-fledged fucking (well…) does not qualify as acceptable to young people still under the wings of their parents!
I doubt that the reduction is due to a lack of awareness about the activity. One would hope that more information about the risks involved with it have been spread more broadly. Perhaps it is that teens today just have differently accepting taste buds!
The CDC has reported that there are fewer U.S. teens engaging in oral sex than what was estimated during 2002. This came from a survey that was administered to over 6,000 U.S. teenagers. Given by The National Survey of Family Growth, the report showed that one-third of U.S. teens participated in oral sex actions by the age of seventeen. Nearly fifty percent of them had done so by age nineteen, and over eighty percent had gone down by age twenty-four!
A ten year time period has passed, perhaps allowing for greater levels of education regarding the risks associated with the activity. According to The Centers For Disease Control, teens who are sexually active are likely to engage in actual intercourse, as well as actions of oral sex. The CDC stresses that sexually transmitted diseases can be caught through oral sex, as they specify that Human Papillomavirus, HPV, is a commonly contracted malaise through this action. HPV leads to cervical cancer, as well as some types of throat cancers.
The chief medical officer at The American Cancer Society stated that an increase of head and neck cancers has occurred due to shifts in sexual activities over the past fifty years. The increase of oral sex was specified as a leading contibutor to the contraction of these cancers. Dr. Otis Brawley, along with Leslie Kantor, Vice-President for Education at Planned Parenthood, both stated that levels of knowledge should be increased about these sexual activities, along with increased availabilities of access to items such as birth control devices and condoms.
Surely, education regarding these activities has increased over the past few decades. Hopefully, the adults in teen-laden communities, as well as public schools, are taking the necessary steps to inform teenagers about the truths behind sex, and all of the consequences that can result from the actions. Leslie Kantor wrote that “it is necessary for young people to have the skills to negotiate what they do and don’t want to do in sexual relationships, as well as education about and access to condoms and birth control, so that they can protect themselves from STDs and pregancy, and (they can) remain healthy”.
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