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Part 3 - Gen-Sex: The Shocking Statistics About Teens and Sex

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By Mia Bolaris-Forget

They may look cute and innocent but today’s young boys and girls are doing things that may just shock you. Not your baby? Think again. Here are some of the alarming statistics.

· 25 percent of adolescents 13 and over have engaged in sexual intercourse.

· Half of all High School teens have had sex before enter their sophomore year (10th grade)

· One fifth of all teenage girls will conceive while still in high school.

· 50 percent of all adolescents don’t consider oral sex to be sex.

· Oral sex is prevalent and happening at all types of social functions, in schools, even in pubic (school yards, buses etc.)

· Sex parties are replacing spin the bottle and “making out”. It’s even common for boys to line up for oral sex.

· Engaging in oral sex increases young boys’ social status and enhances their reputation.

· Most high school teens will become sexually active before they graduate.

Next: Part 4 - Sex Education

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