The annual Health Survey has revealed girls are indulging in sex at far younger age than boys. The trend triggered claims about the “pornification” of culture, survey explained.
The survey revealed an interesting points in their report. The survey found more than one in four women (27 percent) aged 16 to 24 admitted that they’d had sex before the age of 16 – the legal age for consent – compared with just over one in five men (22 percent).
The proportion of girls who say they had under-age sex has increased over the generations but the trend is “less clear” in men, the report stated.
One in 10 men and women aged 16 to 24 said they had had 10 or more sexual partners at early age.
The underlying cause must be the ‘pornification’ of culture and the increasing sexualisation of pre-adolescent girls.Too many young girls are absorbing from popular culture that they only have value as sex objects. However, warned that surveys of sexual behaviour are hard to interpret as responses are subject to exaggeration and concealment.