Who says the papers never print any good news?
class=img_thumbleft>This report on the nation's youth from today's Washington Post:
Study: Half Teens Had Oral Sex
Slightly more than half of American teenagers, ages 15 to 19, have engaged in oral sex, with females and males reporting similar levels of experience, according to the most comprehensive national survey of sexual behaviors ever released by the federal government.
The report today by the National Center for Health Statistics shows that the figure increases to about 70 percent of 18- and 19-year-olds.
The research suggests that abstinence programs have shifted kids' sexual practices to non-intercourse activities. In fact, a quarter of all "virgin" teens have engaged in fellatio or cunnilngus.
In a detail that only a Marxist or a guidance counselor at Edina High could explain, oral sex is most popular among white teens whose families are in the uppper income brackets.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss City Pages' biggest stories.