Boredom, pornography top reasons teens experiment with sex, says researcher

Zaim Ibrahim

Pahang has the highest number of teens who have had sex, at 9.5%, while Kuala Lumpur students came in at the bottom of the list with 4.3%, according to a Public Health Institute survey. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 25, 2018.

A RESEARCHER believes that boredom and early exposure to pornography via electronic devices are to blame for teenagers experimenting with sexual activity at a young age.

While students in urban areas were found to be involved in more after-school activities, teenagers in rural areas were lacking in such infrastructure and opportunities, said Universiti Malaya’s Education Faculty lecturer Noor Aishah Rosli.

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  • Several years ago a Chinese doctor was reported in TheSTAR as having said that young people were intimate because they enjoyed it, but that they must be taught to take safe precautions to protect themselves from any unexpected harm. Sex education in schools?..

    Posted 1 year ago by MELVILLE JAYATHISSA