Teenagers often suffer emotional consequences from having sex, even when it's "only" oral sex...up to one-half of the sexually active teenagers in their study said they'd ever felt "used," guilty or regretful after having sex...The study...suggests that parents should be sure to talk with their kids about the potential negative effects of having oral sex, not only intercourse.
The article describes the study methodology pretty well. But there's this part, here, that doesn't seem to get a lot of attention:
In fact, the teens more often reported positive effects than negative ones.
So, more positive than negative effects. Is one "suffering" an emotional consequence if it's positive?
First posted at Psyche Killer qu'est que c'est on 2/7/07