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  1. Fulltext. The sexual practices of adolescent virgins : Genital sexual activities of high school students who have never had vaginal intercourse.

    Article - En anglais



    The purpose of this study was to determine whether high school-aged virgins engage in sexual practices that can transmit sexually transmitted diseases, including the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).


    Data were collected from an anonymous self-administered survey of 2026 urban students in 9th through 12th grades.


    Forty-seven percent of adolescents were virgins (42% of male adolescents and 53% of female adolescents).

    Of those who were virgins, 29% and 31% reported that, during the prior year, they had engaged in heterosexual masturbation of a partner and masturbation by a partner, respectively.

    The corresponding rates for heterosexual fellatio with ejaculation, cunnilingus, and anal intercourse were 9%, 10%, and 1%. Homosexual sexual activities were rare.

    Condom use for fellatio was also rare.

    Level of risk of virgins'sexual activities was associated with illicit substance use and other non-sexual risk behaviors, even after demographic variables had been controlled.


    Few high school-aged virgins engaged in anal intercourse, but many engaged in other genital sexual activities.

    Some of these activities can transmit disease, and all can indicate a need for counseling about sexual decision making, risk, and prevention.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Virginité, Comportement sexuel, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Sexualité, Risque, Adolescent, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Virginity, Sexual behavior, Sexually transmitted disease, Sexuality, Risk, Adolescent, Human, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0032002

    Code Inist : 002A26G05. Création : 21/05/1997.