Young people and sex

Young people and sex

There are ongoing discussions about young people comparing today with times that have gone before and asking is ‘IT’ all better or worse? Are young people the same? Different? And if different then in what ways? All good conversations to have. And of course the ‘S’ topic comes up frequently. And I have heard this question a few times lately: ‘Is there a new sexual revolution?’  It’s not the be-all-and-end-all but there is, for Australia at least, the 4th National Survey of Australian Secondary Students and Sexual Health, and my reading of the stand-out points about what is happening with young people and sex, led me to the following. Check out the original source for more details.

  • More young people sexually active
  • Some with more partners
  • More young people engage in oral sex
  • Oral sex with three or more, has increased
  • Increase in unwanted sex
  • Connection: alcohol + unwanted sex
  • More non-drinkers since 2002
  • More young people binge drinking

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