Teens and sex – know the facts

Teens and sex – know the facts
  • When and where are teens having sex?
    It is often commonly assumed that teens are having sex between 3 and 6 p.m., those unsupervised hours between school ending and parents coming home from work. But recent studies show that sex between teens generally takes place in the evening (after 6 p.m.) and that teens are usually having sex at home—two-thirds of teens in a National Longitudinal Survey of Youth reported having had sex at their own home, a partner’s home, or a friend’s home. Knowing this, I wondered how many parents were actually at home while these teens were fooling around. So I included that question in the Truth survey:

    Do you know a teen who has had sex at home
    while their parents were in the house?
    24% of 14-year-olds say YES.
    42% of 15-year-olds say YES.
    42% of 16-year-olds say YES.
    60% of 17-year-olds say YES.

    • 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 report, “Prevalence and Timing of Oral Sex With Opposite-Sex Partners Among Females and Males Aged 15-24 Years: United States,” included data from the CDC’s National Survey of Family Growth. The data came from 6,346 interviews among young adults from 2007 to 2010