Oakland University, ude. For many individuals, involvement in casual sexual activities begins during adolescence Manning, Longmore, and Giordano Similar to prior studies e. Moreover, involvement in casual sexual activities is even more common as individuals transition from adolescence to young adulthood. Taken together these studies suggest that casual sex appears to be relatively common among contemporary young adults in the U. We move beyond prior work by examining the motivations and implications of casual sex among young adults drawing on the TARS data, and relying on life course theory and a mixed-methods approach.
Sex and The Young
Young Adult Casual Sexual Behavior: Life Course Specific Motivations and Consequences
She was also the recipient of the Jackie Kirk Fellowship. Sex education in Canadian schools continues to be highly politicized and young people are paying the price. In many Canadian classrooms, factors like inadequate teacher training and discomfort impact what topics are addressed or avoided. Unfortunately, these circumstances mean that youth may not get the information they need to engage in healthy, positive sexual relationships. Meanwhile, sexual health resources flourish online. Studies show that many youth seek out information about sexuality in digital spaces.
Talking With Your Young Child About Sex
Print, Share, or View Spanish version of this article. Children begin learning about sex and sexuality as soon as they are able to view, listen, and sense the world around them. As your children grow and develop, they may giggle with friends about "private parts," share "dirty" jokes, and look up taboo words in the dictionary. Their curiosity is natural, and children of all ages have questions. As a parent, you may not feel comfortable talking about sex, or you may not know how to respond to questions about sex.