Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 2002, 34(6):304-305 Researchers and policymakers have focused concern and attention on adolescent females who have romantic relationships with older males.The age difference between a female and her partner may influence relationship dynamics in ways that put the female at greater risk of both unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
The true incidence is not known, as patients may not report the sexual circumstances of their health problems to health care professionals [5, 6]." Past research has found that a large percentage of men and women, who responded, wanted sex to last 30 minutes or longer."This seems a situation ripe for disappointment and dissatisfaction," said lead author Eric Corty, associate professor of psychology.The magnitude of this association is most dramatic among the youngest females—for example, the odds of intercourse among 13-year-old females with a partner six years older are more than six times the odds among 13-year-old females with a same-age partner (odds ratio, 6.4), while 17-year-old females with partners six years older have about twice the odds of intercourse when compared with those who have a same-age partner (2.1).CONCLUSIONS: Young adolescent females with substantially older partners are much more likely than their peers to have sex with their partner, which exposes them to the risks of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.I have a few friends who didn't first have intercourse until their 30's.
Each of them made a comment along the lines of 'it wasn't everything I imagined it would be'.
Sexuality is an essential aspect of quality of life [1–3].
Nevertheless, sexual intercourse is physically challenging and leads to distinct changes in blood pressure, heart, and respiratory rate [3, 4]; for an overview see Table 1.
CONTEXT: The age difference between a female and her partner may influence relationship dynamics in ways that put the female at increased risk of unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.
Very little is known, however, about how romantic involvement progresses to intercourse, particularly among adolescent females with older male partners.
The patient was immediately transported to hospital by emergency medical services and, after diagnosis, transferred to a tertiary hospital with neurosurgical expertise but died within 24 hours.