Teens Don't Use Condoms Anymore

Comments (0)


Wed, Sep 28, 2011 at 12:50 PM
click to enlarge porn_condoms_thumb_210x160.jpg

The 1970s are not back, people (we wish).

Unfortunately, people born in the 1990s don't remember the 1980s, when AIDS scared the shit out of everyone and made the term "casual sex" about as cool as a mullet (no more party in the back -- trust us on that one).

A majority of teenagers are now having sex sans protection, according to a survey publicized by the International Planned Parenthood Foundation.

Teenagers having sex without condoms rose from 38 percent in 2009 to 53 percent in 2011. We didn't even realize there was such a thing as sex without condoms. We thought you were pretty much born with them.

What's the matter with these kids? Jennifer Woodside of Planned Parenthood:

... Too many young people either lack good knowledge about sexual health, do not feel empowered enough to ask for contraception or have not learned the skills to negotiate contraceptive use with their partners to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancies or STIs (sexually transmitted infections).

We'll tell you what's the matter: AIDS doesn't kill anymore. It only makes your life horrible. And so people have become complacent.

The study found similar results in Europe and Asia. In France non -condom-using teens went from about 1 in 5 in 2009 to 2 out of 5 today. Oui. More than three out of five Thai teens go al fresco nowadays.

The survey says kids around the world weren't prepared for what was to, er come. In other words, they didn't have that circular mark in their wallets.

So, time to double down on sex ed, despite what some Republican presidential candidates might tell you.


Related Content

Now Trending

Los Angeles Concert Tickets


  • 21st Annual Classic Cars "Cruise Night" in Glendale
    On Saturday, spectators of all ages were out in multitudes on a beautiful summer night in Glendale to celebrate the 21st annual Cruise Night. Brand Boulevard, one of the main streets through downtown Glendale, was closed to traffic and lined with over 250 classic, pre-1979 cars. There was plenty of food to be had and many of the businesses on Brand stayed open late for the festivities The evening ended with fireworks and a 50th anniversary concert from The Kingsmen, who performed their ultimate party hit, "Louie, Louie." All photos by Jared Cowan.
  • The World Cup Celebrated And Mourned By Angelenos
    The World Cup has taken Los Angeles by storm. With viewings beginning at 9 a.m., soccer fans have congregated at some of the best bars in the city including The Village Idiot, Goal, The Parlour on Melrose, Big Wang's and more. Whether they're cheering for their native country, favorite players or mourning the USA's loss, Angelenos have paid close attention to the Cup, showing that soccer is becoming more than a fad. All photos by Daniel Kohn.
  • La Brea Tar Pits "Pit 91" Re-Opening
    Starting June 28th, The Page Museum once again proudly unveils the museum's Observation Pit, which originally opened in 1952 but has spent most of the last half century closed. Now visitors can get an up-close look at Pit 91, which is currently under excavation. The La Brea Tar Pits, home of the Page Museum, is one of the world's most famous ice age fossil locations, known for range of fossils from saber-toothed cats and mammoths to microscopic plants, seeds and insects. The new "Excavator Tour" is free with museum admission if purchased online at tarpits.org . All photos by Nanette Gonzales.