Study What was noteworthy is that the average age kids were having sex of any kind has remained the same: By Jeremiah Rodriguez vadimguzhva via Getty Images A study from two British universities found that 16 to year-olds in s have more varied sexual experiences than their same-age counterparts 20 years prior.
Young straight people nowadays are more open to varied sexual experiences and could be having spicier sex lives than their counterparts were in the past. A joint study from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University College London, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health , looked at survey responses from people aged 16 to 24 in the s and compared them to their same-aged counterparts both 10 and 20 years ago.
The study found that among young people who were sexually active in to , one in four males and one in five females said they had vaginal, oral or anal sex during the past year. But only one in ten sexually active women and men in had sex of any kind in the past year. More from HuffPost Canada: That number spiked to three in 10 by the time they were 22 or older. The number of 16 to year-olds who reported having oral and anal sex also spiked, but the study stressed that vaginal and oral are still the most common.
What was noteworthy is that the average age kids were having sex of any kind has remained the same: Getty Images The study found that the average age of thier first sexual experience remained the same in each survey. The study also found that teens in the s are waiting less time to have some form of sexual intercourse after their first kiss or sexual experience. The age that teens become sexually active doesn't vary much across developed countries like Canada , the U.
Americans talk about sex all the time, another study finds Lead author Dr. Ruth Lewis from the University of Glasgow, said that understanding the findings is crucial to tweaking a school's educational curriculum to better address what students are dealing with.
In Canada, the need for schools to evolve is crucial to tamping down on STIs such as gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia, which are on the rise. A report from Health Canada found teens aged 15 to 19 made up 1, Our study highlights the need for accurate sex and relationships education. Ruth Lewis, University of Glasgow "The changes in practices we see here are consistent with the widening of other aspects of young people's sexual experience," said senior author Kaye Wellings.
Cynthia Graham at the University of Southampton told BBC News that the ease of finding things on the internet likely played a big role in the de-stigmatizing sexual taboos. We know society has become more accepting of things like same-sex behaviour overall ," she said.