This article is part two in a series on facts and realities of teen sexual behavior in the United States. Here, we take an even closer look at what the data in a recent report is telling us about teen sexual behavior.
New data suggest there are more “teen virgins.” Are there? Well….kind of…..
A recent column in The Washington Times warned parents about colleges “poisoning” students with frank discussion about sex and sexuality.” A rising Harvard sophomore and her college professor mother weigh in.
I dug deeper on the Sex and School study, and found a great deal of misinformation being reported about it. For starters, the results were misrepresented, and the words used in many headlines are nowhere in the study itself.
A new study concludes that teens who have sex in committed relationships are not suffering the fire-and-brimstone the religious right claim will befall young people who are sexually active. It’s the importance of the relationship that matters; not the sexual activity.
Many of the same states that resist comprehensive sex ed also have loose laws for gun ownership. Gun-rights advocates maintain that straight-forward education is the best way to keep kids safe. So why do we treat sex ed differently?
Only 43 percent of teens have had sex, so we don’t need sex ed and access to contraceptives? Well, according to that logic, I’ve got a few other things we no longer need.
Sex really is a lot like dancing. We move together, trying to gauge and flow with each other’s rhythms, following or mirroring each others’ steps.
It’s time to stop looking at the share of teens who’ve had sex as an indicator that needs to go down every year and accept that about half of all teens aren’t going to have sex and half are.
The war on contraception may not go mainstream any time soon, but current efforts point toward the creation of sexual Haves and Have Nots, those who “deserve” contraception and those who don’t.