For boys, masturbation was linked to higher odds of engaging in oral sex and vaginal intercourse, while for girls it was linked to higher odds for oral sex, partnered masturbation, and both vaginal and anal intercourse. Among girls, those figures were lower but still followed an upward slope, rising from about 43 percent to 58 percent across the same time-frame, according to the report. Questions about personal health should always be referred to a physician or other health care professional. This article was published more than one year ago. The finding is based on an analysis of data on sexual behavior involving more than teens, aged 14 to 17 years, responding to the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior NSSHB. For example, while nearly three-quarters of boys surveyed reported having ever masturbated, that figure was slightly less than half among girls.
There's more on this topic at the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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Robbins and her team concluded that "the association of masturbation with other sexual behaviors indicates that masturbation is an important component of adolescent sexuality rather than an isolated or transient phenomenon. Among girls, those figures were lower but still followed an upward slope, rising from about 43 percent to 58 percent across the same time-frame, according to the report. Lastly, the study authors found that condom use was linked to masturbation among those boys but not girls who also engaged in vaginal intercourse. Among boys between the ages of 14 and 17 the percentage of those who had masturbated at least once rose from about 63 to 80 percent. It is becoming more acceptable among girls. This article was published more than one year ago.