Some days I just wanna wrap my arms around the various social sciences and give them a big hug . . . nuzzle anthropology with the tip o' my nose, land a big sloppy kiss on psychology, and cuddle sociology between my B-cups. Today is one of those days. Because today I read about a study that concluded, "oral sex makes intercourse more likely for teens." What I wouldn't give to be making bank by dropping knowledge like this.
Why, yes, I'll bet a set of lips around their eager peens, or a tongue grazing their clit just so, does put a guy or gal (regardless of age) in the mood for more. In fact, I haven't been a teen in many years, but when someone puts their mouth down my south, I'm certainly more likely to go the entire nine too.
But I digress. The study was looking at the two ways that teens use oral sex: as a substitute for intercourse and as a method of holding off and preserving their chastity. This second bit of flawed logic is similar to the girls who consider themselves "virgins" even though they've been getting booty-banged since summer camp.
Teens who had engaged in oral sex by the end of ninth grade were at the highest risk of engaging in vaginal intercourse during high school, with a quarter going on to have intercourse by the end of ninth grade and half doing so by the end of 11th grade. Only about 9 percent of those teens abstained from vaginal intercourse through 11th grade. Most paired the two activities within the same six-month period.
By contrast, teens who delayed having oral sex until the end of 11th grade had a 57 percent change of avoiding vaginal intercourse through 11th grade. This could mean that teens who delay oral sex are more likely to delay vaginal sex as well, the authors said.
What it boils down to is that (no shock here) oral sex is not an effective deterrent to the old in-outit's merely an appetizer. The only surprise here is that some of these kids waited through six whole months of foreplay before finally sealing the deal.