More straight teenagers are engaging in anal sex than ever before, suggests a new report in the BMJ. Of course, there's nothing wrong with anal sex regardless of your sexuality , provided it's practiced safely and both partners have consented to it. But the survey conducted in London also revealed that many young women felt pressurised into having this type of penetration. Sexual health GP Dr Anand Patel points out that most people don't have anal sex very regularly, but it does seem to be more common among younger age groups.
Teenage girls are being pressurised into anal sex, suggests a survey
'Coercive' anal sex among teens is prolific because of porn, warns BMJ | Metro News
A shocking new study has revealed an unfortunate truth about the nature of sexual relationships between teenagers today. Anal sex is becoming increasingly prevalent — but not necessarily as a result of mutual consent. Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine interviewed girls and boys between the ages of 16 and 18 in three sites across England. Their study spanned the country, involving the urban epicenter of London as well as rural destinations in the South. The team concluded :. What is it about our generation and the era in which we live that fuels this reality?
Being in the dark is not doing your sexual health or self-understanding any favors. It's important that we talk about all kinds of sex because not everyone is having, or wants to have, "penis in the vagina" sex. If you do have "penis in the vagina" sex and are curious about something else, or are finding that that type of sex is not for you and you'd just like to explore other options, it's helpful to know the facts. Even if you do learn more and decide anal sex is not a thing you'd like to try, it doesn't hurt to have the information. If you're not comfortable reading about anal sex, that's perfectly OK, too.
Some of this has included talk about anal sex. Oh yes. The bar has been raised on what parents and educators now need to ensure young people are well-informed about. The repercussions of this is that women suffer tears, fissures and bowel problems that require surgery and the resulting harms are often irreversible. Our young people need to know that porn anal sex is not normal.