Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. To explore expectations, experiences and circumstances of anal sex among young people. Qualitative, longitudinal study using individual and group interviews. Anal heterosex often appeared to be painful, risky and coercive, particularly for women.
Young Women at Risk
He wanted to try anal sex, and even though the year-old said she was "OK with the idea," she nervously downed several drinks before their lovemaking began. They never did it again. But experts say that as social mores ease, more young heterosexuals are engaging in anal sex, a behavior once rarely mentioned in polite circles. And the experimentation, they worry, may be linked to the current increase in sexually transmitted diseases. Recently, researchers at the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center in Rhode Island suggested that anal sex is on the rise among teens and young adults, particularly those who have unprotected vaginal sex. Experts say girls and young women like Carry are often persuaded to try such sexual behavior for the wrong reasons -- to please a partner, to have sex without the risk of pregnancy or to preserve their virginity. But many don't understand the health consequences. The study included a comprehensive questionnaire about adolescent sexual and other risk behaviors. The participants self-reported their answers, which scientists say can skew the results in this type of study.
All The Questions
ON a laneway alongside a church, a year-old girl was raped in Cork last year. The rapist was a year-old boy, aided by his friends. According to director of the Cork Sexual Violence Centre, Mary Crilly, such stories, while horrific, are becoming more commonplace. The first date might go well, even the second and then on the third, she finds herself pinned down and sexually assaulted or raped.
Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. This study examines the prevalence of vaginal, oral, and anal inter-course among a population of urban, public middle school students, the characteristics of early sexual initiators, and the sequence of sexual initiation. Such data are limited for early adolescents.