Our kids are performing oral and it's more basic than vaginal.
Hmmm. Sounds to me like things have changed since I was a teenager in an all girls Catholic HS before birth control was readily available and abortions were illegal. I don't see why this is so shocking to the writer though. Kids figure this stuff out even without the internet and news about the president. We did. We were taught that if we had intercourse that we'd have babies out of wedlock or be forced to marry the boy and then go straight to hell when we died. Necessity is the mother of invention. I just hope all these kids are practicing safe sex and using birth control.
"The raw numbers indicate that 50 percent of teenagers aged 15 to 19 have had vaginal sex. Fifty-five percent have had heterosexual oral sex. Are kids substituting oral for vaginal? Nope. Among technical virgins—teens who have never had vaginal sex—23 percent have had oral sex. That number sounds high until you notice that among nonvirgins, the oral-sex figure is 87 percent. If your teenager has had "basic" sex without somebody's mouth being involved, congratulations. You're probably the only such household on your block.
"The data on timing underscore this connection. Among teens whose first vaginal sex happened less than six months before the survey, 82 percent admit to oral sex. That figure barely increases for teens who began vaginal sex three years before the survey. In other words, teens lost their oral virginity at around the same time they lost their vaginal virginity. If you think your daughter is going to learn the basics now and the advanced stuff later, you've got another thing coming.
h/t reader ROF in the comments