I was never a "homework" girl. The fact that you had to spend all day in school, and then had to go home to do MORE work never sat well with me. I'd rather chase boys, talk about boys, hang out with boys, freak out about boys, and sneak into boys' dorms to do dirty things with them rather than conjugate Latin verbs. Unfortunately, it turns out that girls these days don't agree with me. In fact are you sitting down? Duh, of course you are , a study published in Sexuality Research and Social Policy reports that teenage girls say that giving head feels like homework. According to this study's logic, this is the same face she makes when she's giving her boyfriend head. What they found was that most have so much performance anxiety surrounding the experience that they don't enjoy it and do it because they have to. Then you're done. Not whatever, like, then you've gotten over like the first hump, like when you're doing homework, you know, just do it.
The Atlantic Crossword
The first time I heard a mother of girls talk about the teenage oral-sex craze, I made her cry. The story she told me—about a bar mitzvah dinner dance on the North Shore of Chicago, where the girls serviced all the boys on the chartered bus from the temple to the reception hall—was so preposterous that I burst out laughing. The thought of thirteen-year-old girls in party dresses performing a sex act once considered the province of prostitutes we are talking here about the on-your-knees variety given to a series of near strangers was so ludicrous that all I could do was giggle. It was as though I had taken lightly the news that a pedophile had moved into my friend's neighborhood. It was as though I had laughed about a leukemia cluster or a lethal stretch of freeway. I apologized profusely; I told her I hadn't known.
By Anne Kingston March 23, This article originally appeared on macleans. Author and journalist Peggy Orenstein is acclaimed for her work investigating the lives of girls and women. A: Totally. I see this overt sexual culture coming at her like a Mack truck.
This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. Middle-class Canadian girls are giving oral sex after school to pay for sweaters and handbags. Worlds away from the poverty, neglect and drug abuse that are the hallmarks of prostitution, teenagers who appear bright and well- adjusted are prostituting themselves without batting an eyelash. According to independent filmmaker Sharlene Azam's documentary and book, Oral Sex is the New Goodnight Kiss , the normalization of oral sex as an acceptable teenage activity has led vulnerable girls to use it as a way of becoming socially accepted.