A new study has found that kids are having more sex because of a lack of money and are having fewer sex because their sexual partners aren’t paying attention to them.
The study, published in the journal Sexuality Research and Education, surveyed more than 5,000 kids from kindergarten through high school, and the findings suggest that the sex lives of girls are being negatively impacted by an oversupply of sex in the US.
“Girls’ sexual education is generally less effective than boys’ sexual health education,” the authors wrote in the study.
“It is not uncommon to see that girls are taught in school that it’s OK to get aroused when they are alone with a man.”
The study also found that girls who had fewer sexual partners in the past year were having sex less often, but the proportion of girls who said they were having a regular number of sexual partners decreased.
“This shows girls have been told they are not sexually active, which may have increased their risk of contracting STIs,” the researchers wrote.
“We hypothesize that this reduction in sexual activity may have been due to increased awareness and/or increased expectations by boys about how to be sexually active.”
The researchers found that the reasons behind this decrease in sexual frequency were mostly linked to poor communication and less trust between partners.
In addition, the researchers found more than half of girls surveyed had had at least one sex without their partner.
“In terms of communication and trust, it is unclear if boys’ lack of sex with their partners is a result of the lack of confidence or a lack (of) knowledge,” the report said.
“Although it is possible that a lack in confidence, coupled with a lack, or both, could lead to less sexual activity, it remains unclear.”
The survey found that only 8 per cent of girls and 3 per cent for boys said they had sex with a partner every week, with the remaining 22 per cent saying they had “no partners”.
It’s not the first time this has been found to be the case.
A 2013 survey found only 16 per cent girls and 11 per cent boys said their sex life was the same every week.
It’s unclear if the number of sex acts being recorded is higher than the actual number of people having sex, and if this is related to the increasing prevalence of sexually transmitted infections.
“The most interesting findings in this study are the effects of changing sexual frequency,” the study concluded.
“However, there is a significant difference in the sexual frequency of girls vs boys.
In other words, the effects observed for boys and girls are related to changes in frequency.”
The report did not examine how much more time it took to get an STD than for girls, and a study published earlier this year suggested that girls have more sexual partners than boys.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said in a statement the results were concerning, saying that “the majority of studies do not find differences in STD transmission rates between boys and women.”
But it noted that “girls tend to have fewer sexual partnerships and more unprotected sex than boys do, which could lead them to have higher rates of infection.”
The AAP also said that more research needs to be done to understand how to prevent sexually transmitted diseases among young people.
“Research is ongoing to understand why more than 70 per cent (of STDs) are among young girls, but this does not necessarily mean that all girls are at higher risk for developing sexually transmitted disease,” the statement said.