By a member of our scientific advisory board on 8 Jul Published on Psych Central. Research has also shown that having oral sex at a young age may also be a sign of a teenager's intention to engage in other, potentially riskier, sexual activities such as intercourse. They also thought that their friends were likely to engage in oral sex, thus making it more acceptable to them. In fact, most of them waited less than 6 months. Skip to main content. At least that's what many adolescents and young adults believe.
The authors of the Pediatrics study say that teenagers see oral sex as a way of preserving their virginity while allowing intimacy and sexual pleasure.
US teenagers think oral sex isn't real sex
They also thought that their friends were likely to engage in oral sex, thus making it more acceptable to them. Predictive relationship between adolescent oral and vaginal sex: Make sure your teen knows how valuable you think they are. STDs are made up of different kinds of bacteria and viruses carried in body fluid like semen and vaginal discharge that can make you really sick if your body gets infected by them.