This is a concern, the study suggests, as nearly half of teenagers surveyed indicate having tried oral sex at least once.
Researchers said oral sex is often misunderstood by many teens, who essentially think it’s less risky when compared to vaginal or anal intercourse.
Sexuality for teens has become more complicated in recent decades.
Between the advent of the information age to advancements in birth control options, much has changed in just a quarter of a century.
Here are the top 10 lies Christian teens tell themselves when it comes to answering the question, "How far is too far? It takes a stronger person, or a person backed up by the strength of God, to resist temptation.
Keep in mind that sexual activity doesn’t just have to be about how far you can get with someone.
Dear Alice, Some of the girls at my school talk about how their boyfriends got to first, second, or third base with them.
I feel kind of left out because I don't know exactly what they are. Whether you're hitting a home run or striking out, it helps to have the low down on the latest sexual terminology — not just because others are talking about it, but it may be helpful when communicating with potential partner(s).
Between 20, each student filled out the survey twice a year from the start of ninth grade to the end of 11th grade.
A majority of teens were found to likely engage in vaginal intercourse within only six months of their first oral sex experience.