Two-thirds of American teenagers engage in both oral and vaginal sex, a new study released Thursday shows.
However, sexual activity among teens has dropped in the last decade.
The study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention‘s Center for Vital Statistics found that equal numbers of men and women between ages 15 and 24 have engaged in oral sex and about a quarter had oral sex before going all the way.
However, the study disputes the theory that young Americans — particularly teenagers — engage more in oral sex.
“Now we know that’s necessarily true,” Monica Rodriguez. president and chief executive of the center, told Reuters. “Now we have some real data.”
The data showed a decline in both oral and vaginal sex over the last 10 years, indicating a “decreasing trend in sexual experience among teens.”