Many teenage girls feel pressured into sex: study

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By Amy NortonNEW YORK - Teenage girls commonly have sex not because they want to, but because they feel pressured into it - and the result may be a higher risk of sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy, a ... Full Story
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Sara

Sydney, Australia

#1 Nov 13, 2006
This is very true. Guys need to stop thinking they can just take control over young girls and get away with it. Yet, girls need to become stronger and clearly state their feeling to let their partner know what he is doing and how it will affect their relationship. Very good story. Hopefully young girls will think harder about sex and realize how special it really is.
rock_the_house

Chesterfield, MO

#2 Nov 18, 2006
Now-a-days its not always the guys pressuring the girls into having sex, a lot of the time the girls are doing the pressuring too! its really their choice to do it or not. the biggest thing stopping them from having sex is diseases, then probably pregnancy, but alot of teen arent thinking about that right now, they just jump into it without even thinking.
Agamex4christ and Katinas

Satellite Provider

#3 Dec 2, 2006
focus on your futre and forget about sex for now.
Yitzchakera

Pittsburgh, PA

#5 Jan 6, 2007
Sara wrote:
This is very true. Guys need to stop thinking they can just take control over young girls and get away with it. Yet, girls need to become stronger and clearly state their feeling to let their partner know what he is doing and how it will affect their relationship. Very good story. Hopefully young girls will think harder about sex and realize how special it really is.
exactly, i am not a virgin b/c i don't think sex seems cool but b/c it is special
Yitzchakera

United States

#7 Jan 14, 2007
Chris Krusey wrote:
You've gotta be kidding me. I think more girls should be having sex at a younger age. This gives them a head start so by the time they're in high school they'll be really good at it.
virgins have the tightest virgins, you just dont know cuz you got used by something used, you are a moron, you must hate children too...
Jess

Cherokee Village, AR

#8 Jan 15, 2007
rock_the_house wrote:
Now-a-days its not always the guys pressuring the girls into having sex, a lot of the time the girls are doing the pressuring too! its really their choice to do it or not. the biggest thing stopping them from having sex is diseases, then probably pregnancy, but alot of teen arent thinking about that right now, they just jump into it without even thinking.
True, but some girls are actually smarter than that because they have seen their bestfriends and relatives make those mistakes. My boyfriend has never pressured me....even though he wants to...I've (suprisingly enough)pressured him some, I have, however, learned from my aunt who got preggy at 18 (my age) and my best friend who got preggy at 16.
jess

Cherokee Village, AR

#10 Jan 17, 2007
Chris Krusey wrote:
There's nothing wrong with sex as long as you're not an idiot about it. Use condoms. If you're worried about getting pregnant, just give your boyfriend oral or anal.
Still doesn't solve the disease thing. B-T-W, Younger starters is NOT better.
Zin Truong

Houston, TX

#11 Jan 17, 2007
It's sad but if it's consensual, both parties are to blame. In stead of playing the blame game, we need to educate and take less time blaming and more time raising our children with higher morals. I don't feel that guys are pressuring more but rather it's just talked about more so now then in the past.
Brad

Peapack, NJ

#12 Jan 19, 2007
Chris Krusey wrote:
There's nothing wrong with sex as long as you're not an idiot about it. Use condoms. If you're worried about getting pregnant, just give your boyfriend oral or anal."

Blame parents like those who bring the Chris Kruseys into this world. Any girl with strong self-esteem does not GIVE her boyfriend oral or anal. An empowered girl or boy is anyone who is mature enough to say "no" and mean it. You'll be respected for it.

“...my medical opinion is...”

Since: Dec 06

United States

#13 Jan 21, 2007
This has a point... I swear

When I was 15, my mom was throughly convinced I was having sex... this is a conversation we had once.

"I'll leave a box of condoms in the bathroom if you need some" -mom

"I don't need them, I'm not having sex." -me

"well, I don't want to see you get pregnant... so please use them." -mom

"I'm not having sex, I don't need them." -me

"just please, use them, I don't want you getting pregnant." -mom

"fine! what I'll use them on, I have no clue, but I'll be sure to use 'em all up this week!" -me

"NO! use them for sex!" -mom

"I'M NOT HAVING SEX!!! AND WHY WOULD I USE THEM OUT OF THE BATHROOM? SO YOU CAN COUNT AND KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I DO IT!? JUST GIVE ME THE BOX IF YOU'RE THAT WORRIED!!!" -me

"YOU'RE HAVING SEX!?" -mom

"YES! 18 times a day! 365 days a year!!! all the time mom... EVERYDAY!" -me *walks away in frustration*

I think parents who try helping like that honestly, don't. I mean, educate your kids, but don't be like YOU'RE HAVING SEX! it made me feel like I should be having sex. and then if they do admit their having sex, don't freak out after you tell them it's natural...
kayla b

United States

#14 Jan 25, 2007
i think that sex is bad for kids under 16 but for any age under 21 should have sex use a condem and definitly don't listen to chris whatever cause all women have a right to say there opinian but also to have dignaty to!!!!
tyler

Conway, SC

#15 Jan 26, 2007
tori wrote:
This has a point... I swear
When I was 15, my mom was throughly convinced I was having sex... this is a conversation we had once.
"I'll leave a box of condoms in the bathroom if you need some" -mom
"I don't need them, I'm not having sex." -me
"well, I don't want to see you get pregnant... so please use them." -mom
"I'm not having sex, I don't need them." -me
"just please, use them, I don't want you getting pregnant." -mom
"fine! what I'll use them on, I have no clue, but I'll be sure to use 'em all up this week!" -me
"NO! use them for sex!" -mom
"I'M NOT HAVING SEX!!! AND WHY WOULD I USE THEM OUT OF THE BATHROOM? SO YOU CAN COUNT AND KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I DO IT!? JUST GIVE ME THE BOX IF YOU'RE THAT WORRIED!!!" -me
"YOU'RE HAVING SEX!?" -mom
"YES! 18 times a day! 365 days a year!!! all the time mom... EVERYDAY!" -me *walks away in frustration*
I think parents who try helping like that honestly, don't. I mean, educate your kids, but don't be like YOU'RE HAVING SEX! it made me feel like I should be having sex. and then if they do admit their having sex, don't freak out after you tell them it's natural...
your gay haha

“...my medical opinion is...”

Since: Dec 06

United States

#16 Jan 27, 2007
tyler wrote:
<quoted text>your gay haha
uhm. the point in saying that was?
Jess

Cherokee Village, AR

#17 Jan 30, 2007
Dude, my mom told me that she didn't want me to be having sex, but if I had ANY questions once I start...to feel free to ask because she had plenty of experience......can you say T.M.I? Like I'm gonna talk to my mom about my sex life.

“...my medical opinion is...”

Since: Dec 06

United States

#18 Jan 30, 2007
Jess wrote:
Dude, my mom told me that she didn't want me to be having sex, but if I had ANY questions once I start...to feel free to ask because she had plenty of experience......can you say T.M.I? Like I'm gonna talk to my mom about my sex life.
I never cared. But I got pregnant the first time I had sex, so it was pretty much out in the open after that... and then I moved out right after that, so uhm... I think they might have had the idea I was doing it...

“...my medical opinion is...”

Since: Dec 06

United States

#19 Jan 30, 2007
I think guys are pressured more than girls to have sex honestly.Girls don't care as much, guys on the other hand seem to think if they havn't lost their virginity by the time their like 16, they're not sexable. and since teenage guys seem to be more open about their sexual experiences than girls, it seems like everyones doing it more so than what's really happening. I'm not saying girls aren't pressured, but guys are more pressured on both ends more so than just one.
say _no

Elkhart, IN

#21 Feb 8, 2007
if you have sex it can lead to you have a baby.
SO SAY NO!

“...my medical opinion is...”

Since: Dec 06

United States

#22 Feb 8, 2007
say _no wrote:
if you have sex it can lead to you have a baby.
SO SAY NO!
do you honestly think everybody didn't already know that... or anybody didn't? seriously.
tonya

Nassau, Bahamas

#23 Feb 10, 2007
That is true cause guys only mostly want to have sex with young girls and after they then do that they does want to send them home or tell them what to do. Girls need to take control of these guys by only givin it to the twice a month and lettin them buy you what ever you need.
tonya

Nassau, Bahamas

#24 Feb 10, 2007
young teen girls need to start tellin these guys no when they want to have sex with them.and they need to tell them they aint into havin sex with them when the guys ask them to. thee problem is with these young teens is that they quick to jump in a guy car when they ask them if they want go for a ride. And they beggeing them to have sex and say they wouldnt tell any one

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