It really shouldn't come as too much of a surprise, but many of our attitudes toward sex have drastically changed over the years. While there are still several sex acts many aren't too comfortable discussing, according to a new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, heterosexual teens and young adults today are significantly more open to sexual experimentation than they were 20 years ago. Because of that, researchers believe it's seriously time for current sex ed curriculum to keep up.
Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine analyzed over 45,000 interviews of British residents between the ages of 16 to 24 from three surveys that were taken within the past 22 years. Participants were asked standard questions on their sexual behavior, attitude towards certain sex acts and their experiences.
Overall, vaginal sex was found to be the most common sex act among teens and young adults throughout the years. That's not exactly shocking nor brand new information. What is, however, is the fact that vaginal intercourse saw a modest decline among 16 to 24-year-olds in the past 20 years.
So if it's not just vaginal sex, what exactly are older teens and early 20-somethings doing in bed nowadays? Here's what the study found: