The supposedly progressive piece, intended for teenage girls, refers to women as 'non-prostate owners', ignores the organ for female pleasure and fails to mention any potential dangers. Defining women by the men around them is an issue feminists have sought to address, and correct, for years. She is not a Miss nor Mrs; she is neither waiting for a man nor owned by one. It would stand to reason that we could assume that in any work aimed at women would be sure to avoid such regressive patterns. Describing the way anal sex can feel pleasurable to men and women in different ways, she starts by describing the pleasure felt during anal sex when the prostate is stimulated in a male body. Engle goes on to discuss how anal sex can feel pleasurable for women and uses this diagram of the female anatomy:. What is this teaching the audience of a magazine aimed at teenage girls? What it fails to tell them is the potential dangers of anal sex. The possibilities of fissures and tears which can become infected very easily due to contamination by faeces, severe enough to need surgery, or lead to anal abscesses which increase the chances of catching HIV. The current surge in queer politics would seem to explain this decision.
Experts say as social morales ease, more youths are trying anal sex.
He wanted to try anal sex, and even though the year-old said she was "OK with the idea," she nervously downed several drinks before their lovemaking began. They never did it again. But experts say that as social mores ease, more young heterosexuals are engaging in anal sex, a behavior once rarely mentioned in polite circles. And the experimentation, they worry, may be linked to the current increase in sexually transmitted diseases. Recently, researchers at the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center in Rhode Island suggested that anal sex is on the rise among teens and young adults, particularly those who have unprotected vaginal sex. Experts say girls and young women like Carry are often persuaded to try such sexual behavior for the wrong reasons -- to please a partner, to have sex without the risk of pregnancy or to preserve their virginity. But many don't understand the health consequences. The study included a comprehensive questionnaire about adolescent sexual and other risk behaviors. The participants self-reported their answers, which scientists say can skew the results in this type of study. To compensate, researchers used audio computer-assisted self -interview technology, allowing participants to enter their responses directly into a computer, rather than having to report to an interviewer.
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This study examines the prevalence of vaginal, oral, and anal inter-course among a population of urban, public middle school students, the characteristics of early sexual initiators, and the sequence of sexual initiation. Such data are limited for early adolescents. A total of seventh-grade students Overall, A small percentage of early adolescents are engaging in multiple sexual behaviors. These findings have implications for early adolescent school-based sexual health education. Although adolescent pregnancy rates have declined steadily in the United States over the past decade, adolescent births and sexually transmitted infections STIs remain serious public health issues. In , births to mothers aged years increased for the first time since the early s. Early sexual initiation has been associated with an increased risk of pregnancy and STI. In order to develop effective pregnancy and STI prevention efforts for early adolescents aged years , it is important to understand the prevalence of vaginal, oral, and anal intercourse in this age-group and the characteristics of early initiators.
T eenagers and young adults are engaging in a wider variety of sexual practices than they did 20 years ago, according to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The researchers analyzed more than 45, interviews from three surveys of British residents ages 16 to 24, conducted every decade. The people interviewed in the first survey were born in the s, while those in the most recent survey were born between in the s. In all three surveys over the year period, vaginal sex was the most common sexual practice. But the percentages of sexually active people who also reported having had oral and anal sex in the last year increased over time, from 1 in 10 people in to 1 in 4 men, and 1 in 5 women, in Between the first and second decade, that increase was most notable among to year-olds. Modest declines in vaginal intercourse and genital-to-genital contact were also observed over the study period. The surveys also asked people about same-sex experiences, but the number of people who reported engaging in these was not large enough to perform a meaningful analysis of trends for homosexual activity, the authors say. Because the study relied on self-reported data, the authors acknowledge that they may not have the whole story.