TABLE 4.

Adolescents' Attitudes Toward Engagement in Vaginal Sex Versus Oral Sex*

Vaginal Sex, Mean (SD)Oral Sex, Mean (SD)F ValueP Value
It is okay for teens my age to have (vaginal/oral) sex with someone they are dating.2.62 (1.19)2.87 (1.25)21.889.000
Teens my age are too young to have (vaginal/oral) sex.3.51 (1.23)3.34 (1.27)6.37.012
It is okay for teens my age to have (vaginal/oral) sex with someone they are not dating.1.96 (1.10)2.17 (1.14)27.36.000
It is okay for teens my age to have (vaginal/oral) sex with someone they are in love with.3.02 (1.30)3.05 (1.32)1.39.239
Having (vaginal/oral) sex at my age is against my moral/ethical/religious beliefs.3.08 (1.41)2.93 (1.34)4.62.032
  • * Responses made on a 5-point scale, ranging from strongly agree (5) to strongly disagree (1).