Teen Sex Trends
Do you think you know how your teen behaves? Middle class girls are trading sex for money, drugs and popularity. You'll be shocked to learn who's encouraging this behavior. Learn how to protect your child.
Oral Sex is the New Goodnight Kiss
According to studies sponsored by the CDC, 55 percent of boys and 54 percent of girls between the ages of 15 and 19 are involved in oral sex. "If they've had intercourse, it's 88 and 83 percent, and when they do have sex, these girls, 38 percent of them, are not using any kind of protection whatsoever," Dr. Phil says.
"That's right," Sharlene says. "At one high school, a public nurse told me that of the four schools she goes to, 400 kids in those four high schools had Chlamydia, and they often didn't know who they were having sex with."
"To me, this is just epidemic proportions," Dr. Phil says. He repeats statements the girls in the documentary told Sharlene. "One of them said, 'I can work at KFC and make a $100 a week, or I can make $400 a night for sex.'"
"That was a 15-year-old girl," Sharlene says, adding that she's from a middle-class suburb.
Dr. Phil continues reading. "'Oral isn't even like a question anymore; guys want it all the time.' 'I'll look back on some experiences and think, you know, it wasn't worth it. I didn't get anything out of it,'" he reads. "This is in exchange for going to the mall, buying something they want."
Dr. Phil reads another girl's statement. "'Oral is a chore. It's not the greatest thing, but you don't have to think about it the way you do with sex. I've given to more guys than I've slept with. It's not, like, I'm a slut. I'm just easy,'" he reads, adding that some girls do it because they see their friends participating, and they think it's acceptable behavior.
"They do it in groups, and they influence each other, and it normalizes the behavior," Sharlene confirms.