In addition to improving on these limitations, future research on consequences of sexual behavior could be expanded in a number of ways. A review and methodological critique of two decades of research. Second, we only had information about the consequences of sex reported by first-year college students, and future research should endeavor to learn more about emerging adults who do not attend college, as well as individuals in the later years of college and beyond. These findings suggest that sexual behavior in emerging adulthood is associated with many positive consequences. Some have plunged into depression to the extent of suicide. On further probing it turned out she herself had been sexually abused since the age of eight years.
Despite large increases in sexual activity, there has notbeen a corresponding increase in the number of conceptions.
Sex of any kind can harm teens emotionally
These findings suggest that sexual behavior in emerging adulthood is associated with many positive consequences. On further probing it turned out she herself had been sexually abused since the age of eight years. Discussion This article examined the subjective experience of sexual behavior in first-year college students by describing the short-term consequences of sex they commonly reported, as well as how gender, relationship status and use of contraception were associated with these consequences. This relatively small sample may have limited our ability to detect small effects. Thirteen percent of year-olds in the U. Finally, using reports of daily sexual behavior limited both the number of individuals and days in our analysis.