While one report says fewer high schoolers are having sex, another says those who pledge virginity lie about their sexual experiences. Maybe it has something to do with the music they listen to. Music may tell us why they're having sex, but it doesn't explain why they're having sex when they don't want to.
Many young women have sex with their boyfriends because they feel pressured into it, afraid their boyfriend will be angered if they don't. His anger may have something to do with violent television programming, but he should beware. While some girls are having sex when they don't want to, others are just as violent on a date as their male counterpart.
Once in the back seat or on the beach, studies show most teens aren't, won't be, or choose not to be prepared. This same study revealed almost half the girls in the study had "unwanted sex." What's the difference between "rape" and "unwanted sex"? There's no difference according to the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine or the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault.
To be precise, rape is a form of unwanted sex, of which there are many forms, according to Stephen J. Schulhofer, Julius Kreeger Professor of Law and Criminology and Director of the Center for Studies in Criminal Justice at the University of Chicago Law School and author of Unwanted Sex: The Culture of Intimidation and the Failure of Law.
No one in the study referred to the forceful males as "unwanted," but another study did mention that herpes has been found to be a frequent infection in adolescent girls. They are also at higher risk for other sexually transmitted diseases, cervical cancer, and pregnancy.