A new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health has found today’s British teens are taking a more creative approach to sex than their parents, experimenting with more — trying out new “trends” in sexual practices.
And the takeaway some see with this finding? This, from a headline in the Telegraph: “Sex education needs to be more graphic because teens are trying taboo practices, say experts.”
Well, not to wade too deep into the fires called Moral Compass — but if something’s considered taboo, wouldn’t that seem to suggest it should be avoided?
In other words: Why spend precious moments on trying to teach safer ways to go about activities that ought to be avoided in the first place?
Anyhow, about that study … researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and at the University College London have apparently been keeping watch on the changing sexual appetites of teens since 1990. And they’ve found that those between the ages of 16 and 24 have been rapidly moving away from what would be considered “traditional sexual intercourse,” the Telegraph reported.
Rather, they’re experimenting with other things.
“Whilst vaginal intercourse and oral sex remained the most common combination of sexual practices experienced in the past year,” Medical Xpress reported, citing the study, “the proportion of sexually active 16-24 year olds who said they have had vaginal, oral and anal sex during the last year has risen, from approximately one in ten women and men in 1990-1991, to one in four men and one in five women in 2010-2012. Some of the larges increases in the prevalence of oral and anal sex over the past decade were observed among those aged 16-18.”
That’s all well and good.
Well, truly — it’s not well and good for those of biblical grounding who see sex as something to share between a man and woman only, between a husband and wife truly. But so be it; the culture’s rotten. We know this.
What’s actually more eye-popping about the study is the conclusion.
“At a time when much sex and relationships education is being updated,” said Ruth Lewis, one of the report researchers and authors, the Telegraph noted, “keeping pace with current trends in sexual practices is crucial so that curricula are tailored to the realities of young people’s experiences. By shedding light on when some young people are having sex and what kinds of sex they are having, our study highlights the need for accurate sex and relationship education that provides opportunities to discuss consent and safety in relation to a range of sexual practices.”
You know what that means, don’t you?
It means that sex education in school systems — first in Britain and then, very likely in America, as it trickles on a tide of liberal-progressive thought across the ocean — is about to get much more graphic.
Students, who ought not to be having sex in the first place, will soon learn from their classroom instructors how to get more creative with their sex lives — how to exploit the taboo.