Published On: Fri, Apr 8th, 2016

Sex education for gender equality

Hand writing with chalk sex education concept

Hand writing with chalk sex education concept

A research study states that sex education for juvenile people should be much more than only regarding pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases; the study further states that there is a quick requirement to openly focus on gender dynamics in sex education programming.

Researchers are of the view that when it comes to oral sex, differences continue, regardless of often discussing regarding an ethic of equivalent give-and-take; performing oral sex on women as a “bigger deal” than oral sex on men.

Ruth Lewis from University of the Pacific in the US, stated that “There has been a lot of research on vaginal intercourse but we know much less about young people’s expectations and experiences of other sexual practices,”

Lewis further added in the paper which was cited in the Journal of Sex Research that “This was an exploratory study to start to give us an idea of how young people talk about oral sex,”

To conduct the research study, researchers interviewed 71 men and women of ages 16 to 18 and organized follow-up interviews a year afterward, which emphasized on reports of oral sex amid men and women, instead of same-sex partners.

Especially, both men and women stated that giving oral sex was much repugnant for men than women, and receiving was “easier” for men than women.

Juvenile men were a lot probable than women to state that they just did not perform oral sex if they didn’t want to, whereas young women inclined to explain strategies to make giving oral sex more pleasant.

Lewis further noted that “It’s obvious that we also require to be encouraging young people to think critically about how women’s and men’s bodies are talked about in society, the nuances of consent and coercion and how gender equity might be negotiated in practice,”

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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.