The study found that young adults prefer to have sex with oral sex rather than intercourse involving their vital organs to prevent unprotected sex and the threat of sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies.
As reported from the "time of india", National Health Statistics report, the CDC track sex trend among teens and young adults in an effort to help government agencies better understand current sexual behavior and handling.
As a result, a group of teens and young adults prefer sex by way of oral rather than vaginal intercourse to preserve virginity or avoid pregnancy or the risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
The results showed that two-thirds of men and women between ages 15-24, perform oral sex by sex.
Among the young women surveyed, 26% admitted having oral sex before vaginal intercourse, 27% ??having oral sex after the first time they had vaginal sex, oral sex 7.4% on the same occasion as the first time they have sex, and 5.1% had oral sex relationships, but none during the survey period.
For men aged 15-24 years, 24% had oral sex before intercourse, having 24 oral sex after first sexual intercourse, 12% had oral sex at the same occasion as the first sex, and 6.5% having oral sex but no vaginal intercourse by the time they were surveyed.
"Being a perception over the years that there is such an epidemic of oral sex among teens," reported CBS News as quoted Leslie Kantor, vice president of education for Planned Parenthood Federation of America were interviewed by The New York Times.
"If nothing else, these data provide a realistic sense of the numbers,"
The risk of HIV transmission through oral sex is low. However, not necessarily free from other diseases, the CDC said several studies have found that oral sex can lead to sexually transmitted diseases including Chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea and syphilis.
"I would say that the risk of transmission of STDs through oral sex underappreciated and underestimated," said Dr. Christopher Hurt, an assistant clinical professor in the division of infectious diseases at the University of North Carolina who was not involved in the research.
As part of the sex education program, children need to be aware of the fact that oral sex is not entirely risk-free activity.