Larger text size Very large text size Teenagers at British Columbia black woman sex service Big Day Out music festival are more likely to report having sex at a younger age compared with festival-goers in their mid to late 20s, a study has.
The finding is from a Burnet Institute survey of more than people aged who attended the Big Day Out between and Credit:Edwina Pickles Researchers asked participants a range of questions about their sexual health knowledge and behaviour including their age when they first had sex.
Have sex tonight in Arizona, the median age at which participants first had sex was Advertisement But 29 per cent of the group reported first having sex at an early age, Beautiful wives want hot sex Minot as younger than 16 years.
Participants aged 16 to 24 were more likely to report having sex early, compared to participants aged 25 to 29 years.
Researchers found that participants who had sex early were more likely to be male, live outside major cities and have no post-secondary school education. They were more likely to have used illicit drugs and binged on alcohol more than weekly; and less likely to live at home with their We are looking for a bf friend w benefits than in other living arrangements.
Those who had sex early had a better knowledge of sexually transmitted infections, but were also more likely to report inconsistent use Allentown Pennsylvania girls sex date fuck condoms. Flirting Bismarck of the study, published in the Journal of Sexual Health, said the findings reinforced the need to deliver sexual health information to young people in a timely way.
Researchers said sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia were becoming increasingly common among young people, and could cause serious and long-term health consequences such as infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease. A La Trobe University survey released in May found 23 per cent of year 10 students were sexually active in compared to 27 per cent of year 10 students in But Burnet researcher Alyce Vella said research indicated the age young people were first having sex had been steadily declining over the longer term.
She said Cute Isle of Skye male seeking cute fun nsa female on young people collected through conventional means, such as telephone and school-based surveys, were "often biased towards lower risk individuals".
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Recruiting young people at the Big Day Out was a novel approach that created a "relaxed environment" for them to complete the survey, Ms Vella said. Researchers said exposure to sexual content could be part of the reason for a historical decrease in the age young people were first having sex.
Ms Vella said Woman looking real sex Banks internet and social media also offered opportunities to provide sexual health information outside the classroom, with work underway to understand how best to deliver such information to young people.