Study says early sex does not make for bad
kids - Rick Weiss, The Washington Post & Chicage Tribune,
November 12, 2007
Researchers at Ohio State University garnered little attention in
February when they found that youngsters who lose their virginity
earlier than their peers are more likely to become juvenile delinquents.
So obvious and well established was that cause-and-effect connection
that it was already part of the required curriculum for federal
"abstinence only" programs.
There was just one problem: It is probably not true.
equal, a more probing study has found, youngsters who have consensual
sex in their early-teen or even pre-teen years are if anything less
likely to engage in delinquent behavior later on. [...]
"It turns out that there was no positive relationship between
first sex and delinquency," Harden said.
Research shows positive side to teen
sexuality - National Sexuality Resource Center, San Francisco
State University, October 25, 2005
New research shows positive side to adolescent sexuality and
challenges dominant views of teen sexuality as problematic.
Researchers find sexual experience during adolescence may be
associated with positive perceptions of one's self as a sexual
being and better sexual health and discuss implications of these
findings for policies on sexuality education.