The study, according to the researchers, suggests that parents should be sure to talk with their kids about the potential negative effects of having oral sex, not only intercourse. The findings are based on a series of surveys given to students at two public high schools, beginning in ninth grade when they were 14 years old. Of these, reported having oral sex, vaginal sex or both by the spring of tenth grade. However, they were also less likely to report positive effects, like feeling closer to their partner or feeling good about themselves. Such positive feelings about sex were common, the study found.
Short-term Positive and Negative Consequences of Sex Based on Daily Reports among College Students
At the time of the study, Sonya S. Bonnie L. We examined the social and emotional consequences among adolescents of refraining from sexual activity oral or vaginal sex and whether these consequences differed over time and by gender and sexual experience. The percentage of adolescents who reported only positive consequences e.
Yes, it can lead to sexually transmitted infections. Yes, it can increase the risk of identity issues, depression, and broken relationships. What were they created to do?
Because sexual behavior may be associated with a broader range of outcomes than physical consequences like sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy, it is important to understand consequences of sex that may influence mental and social well-being in emerging adulthood. This article describes the short-term intrapersonal and interpersonal consequences reported by college students on days they engage in vaginal sex and what factors predict experiencing particular consequences. Participants reported positive consequences more frequently than negative consequences.