Although the study, published by the Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of New York Academy of Medicine , is a small one, the researchers said it offers a window into a risky sex behavior that has so far been given little legitimacy. More than half of the girls who reported experiencing group sex said they had been coerced into doing so, according to the study. Many admitted they had been "liquored up" on alcohol and drugs, often against their will. The average age of the first group-sex experience was Rothman interviewed females between the ages of 14 and 20 who had used a community or school-based health center to see if they had ever had sex with multiple partners. These girls had sought help at the clinics for a variety of reasons from strep throats to sprained ankles, not just for reproductive care. An estimated 7. Those girls were also five times more likely than those who did not have group sex to have watched pornography in the last month.
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Schall declined to elaborate on what possible charges could be filed in the case. The girl and her parents were unwilling to press charges, Schall said. The video was posted on Snapchat and Twitter, and forwarded to local news media, and at least one TV station contacted police, Schall said.
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America may be a progressive nation in some ways, but when it comes to sex education , it's not as advanced as you might hope. A recent ATTN: video explored this idea and found that only 22 states require sex education in public schools. By contrast, most European countries make sex education mandatory. The U. The Netherlands and Denmark are leading the way in sex education among nations of the industrialized world. The Netherlands educates children as young as 4 about sex. This doesn't mean children have explicit conversations about the "birds and the bees. The Dutch philosophy is to encourage respect for all sexual preferences and to help students develop skills to protect against sexual coercion, intimidation, and abuse. Students with this kind of sex education were more assertive and better communicators, PBS reported. Some students in Denmark learn about pornography in their sex education curriculum, the ATTN: video reported.
The casual observer in Germany might be forgiven for thinking the Germans are oversexed. Pornographic cinemas and blush-inducing sex shops are a familiar part of the urban landscape, while exposed breasts are a common sight on advertising billboards and magazine covers. With all that stimulating material around, it's not surprising that young Germans apparently have sex on the brain. A newly-released World Health Organization WHO report on sexual habits among teenagers in 26 European countries reveals that German teens are quick off the mark when it comes to losing their cherry; the average age at which Germans -- both boys and girls -- first have sex is Only teenagers in Iceland lose their virginity earlier, at an average age of Of the countries surveyed, Slovakia had the tardiest teens, who were on average a mature 18 when they first got it on. Of course, health professionals tend to play down the significance of comparisons when it comes to sexual activity. In remarks reminiscent of the famous quality-over-quantity take on male endowment, the WHO's Gunta Lazdane commented, "It's not the age that counts, it's when young people are ready for it. And German girls are apparently ready earlier than their male peers.