Many people believe that teenagers and adults do not consider oral sex to be "real sex" and, therefore, practice it somewhat casually. Others assume that the prevalence of oral sex among high school students is just an urban legend, and question whether or not the "it's not real sex" myth is actually true. Fortunately, there's no need to rely on guesses, beliefs, or assumptions. Several studies have looked at how often teenagers have oral sex, and how soon they start having it. Depending on which camp you fall into, it's either more "Kids don't do that! Furthermore, by the end of their teenage years, as many as two-thirds of young men and women have participated in oral sex with an opposite-sex partner.
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T wo articles in December's Family Planning Perspectives —both extensively reported in the New York Times and USA Today —might make you think that the nation's teens have just started to indulge in new, dangerous sexual practices that require a forceful response from public health officials. But look closer, and you'll see that the articles are less about health than politics. Unquestionably, the sexual behavior the two articles depict is profoundly disturbing. One in ten boys aged 15 through 19, for example, has had anal sex with girls. Far more commonplace is oral sex, with teens now viewing it as something, like kissing, that you might do with someone you don't care about much. Many virgins, viewing oral sex as "not really sex," think they're remaining abstinent when they do it.
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Oral sex involves using the mouth, lips, or tongue to stimulate the penis fellatio , vagina cunnilingus , or anus anilingus of a sex partner. The penis and testicles and the vagina and area around the vagina are also called the genitals or genital area. Oral sex is commonly practiced by sexually active adults. Oral sex can happen between heterosexual straight and same-sex gay or lesbian couples. Many STDs, as well as other infections, can be spread through oral sex.
By Anne Kingston Mar 23, This article originally appeared on macleans. Author and journalist Peggy Orenstein is acclaimed for her work investigating the lives of girls and women. A: Totally.