Oral Sex, Bisexual Women More Common in America Today (You're Welcome, Charlie Sheen)
Action in America.
Read the recent results of the Weekly's own L.A.-centric sex survey here.
The sexual revolution might be long gone, but it appears the chill brought on by HIV and AIDS is in the rear-view mirror too.
While the latest U.S. Centers for Disease Control "Sexual Behavior, Sexual Attraction, and Sexual Identity" report says young people are waiting longer to do it (they're lying), it also reports they're having oral sex before, well, er, regular-style. And adult women are nearly twice as likely than men to have same-sex action.
Charlie Sheen is cheering right now.
Half of boys and girls aged 15 to 24 have had oral sex before vaginal. Oral sex is technically safer sex, but the CDC warns:
... An increasing proportion of cases of genital herpes in the United States are being attributed to oral sex. Although risk of HIV transmission is lower for oral sex than for vaginal intercourse or anal sex, HIV transmission through oral sex is known to occur.
Those are some of the revelations about American sex life to come out of the latest edition of the study (PDF), which looked at the bedroom habits of 13,500 men and women aged 15 to 44.
Thirteen percent of women and 5.2 percent of men reported "same-sex sexual contact" in their lifetimes.
More than one in four boys and slightly less than one in four girls aged 15 have had oral sex.
Are we getting it on, America? Seems like it.
Roughly three in five men or women had one opposite-sex partner in the last 12 months, and 16% reported no partners at all. The distributions for men and women differed for two categories: twice as many men as women (18% compared to 9.4%) reported 2 or more opposite-sex partners in the last 12 months, and nearly 3 times as many women as men reported any same-sex partners in the past 12 months (12% compared with 4.3%).
Still, we're not that freaky, the study reports:
The median number of opposite-sex partners in lifetime for males ranges between 5-7 partners, and 3-4 opposite-sex partners in lifetime among females.
That's like a Friday night for Sheen.
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