Oral sex is common practice in adolescents

The oral sex is the most common practice among adolescents, 1 in 5 young people in high school and more than half of adolescents between 15 and 19 years old report doing so, according to studies conducted by the University of California, San Francisco.

Half of adolescents who have oral sex in the ninth grade, they will have sex by the end of the eleventh grade, indicate the research published in Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

"In past publications it was shown that Teens perceived oral sex as more acceptable and more frequently used compared to sexual relations "mentioned the senior researcher of the project, Bonnie L. Halpern-Felsher for the Yahoo Health portal, "they believe that oral sex has less health risks and lower risk of STI, HIV and pregnancy transmission, as well as less social and emotional consequences than vaginal sex."

The National Center for the Prevention and Control of HIV AIDS indicates that in case of not using a condom in the tissue of the mouth, but also of the glans (head of the penis), vulva and anus, it may allow the inflow of infective fluid and produce injuries . The chances of contracting an infection such as HIV increase, but so do other STIs such as Hepatitis B and C, syphilis, gonorrhea, human papilloma virus and genital herpes .

This is one of the first studies conducted that attempt to analyze the sexual behavior of young people. The results suggest that better training programs should be createdsex education because it is not related to having oral sex with the spread of sexually transmitted infections and it is just as dangerous not to protect yourself in this activity.

Video Medicine: Let's Talk about Sex...Education. Teens Know Best | Thea Holcomb | TEDxSaltLakeCity (June 2021).