View the discussion thread. Tanaka's primary speciality is Adolescent Medicine, and her clinical interests include: menstrual disorders, substance use and abuse, and the treatment of sexually transmitted infections. Skip to main content. Why you should talk to your kids about anal sex. Watch Later. So some teens today are engaging in anal sex, because they inaccurately perceive that it's a lower risk activity with regards to pregnancy. Actually that is accurate, because you can't get pregnant through anal sex. That's not going to happen. However, in terms of risk in contracting infections it's one of the highest risk activities you can engage in.
Warning: The Information in this article is graphic in nature and is appropriate only for adults, especially pastors, parents and youth leaders. Boys are more likely than girls to have had sex at an early age. One in six girls who had voluntary sex at age 14 or younger reported that her first partner was 5 or more years older. On the other hand, sexual romantic relationships in this age group tended to be of longer durations than non-sexual ones; a quarter lasted two years or longer. Even among those who classified their first sexual experience as voluntary, girls who had sex at age 14 or younger were significantly more likely to say that it was relatively unwanted, compared to girls who had sex for the first time at age 15 or older. But neither Add Health nor the other two nationally representative surveys included questions specifically asking youth age 14 and under about oral and anal sex.
Young people are taking part in a wider range of sexual practices, including anal sex, with opposite sex partners, research reveals. Experts looked at responses to a national sex survey that has been carried out every 10 years since in the UK. More than one in 10 millennial teenagers said they had tried anal sex by the age of By the age of 22 to 24, three in every 10 said they had tried it. Vaginal and oral sex are still the most common types of sexual activity between young men and women, however.
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.