ANSWERS: 37
  • Peer pressure.
  • "Role models" set forth by mass media.
  • I blame myspace but then I blame myspace for everything.
  • Insecurities
  • Lack of effective parenting. Also mainstream media isn't helping.
  • I think it's everything that's already been mentioned. Peer pressure, insecurities, bad parenting, mass media paying sooo much attention to all of the celeb skanks out there. I can't even remember if any real news happened the whole time Paris was in jail... Any way, I just had my first child ( a girl ) and it all kind of scares the hell out of me.
  • I think those reasons are crap. I had horrible parents, grew up in the same "peer-pressure" and media inflicted world and at the age of 18 have only been with one man, who I had been dating for four years. My answer, lack of morals. Americans don't believe in Christ anymore like they used to. The drop in church attendance rate is directly related to things like pre-marital sex.
  • depends on what they are immersed with in their environment.
  • i guess they're starting to adapt to the sexual peak of teenaged boys.
  • I find this question offensive, not all girls are promiscious. I think girls have traditionally been boy crazy but with the fashion, the media hype, and the peer pressure promiscuity has increased.However if girls are taught the right values at home, church and school then they will not fall into the pratfalls of promiscuity.
  • because we have a society that embraces things that are immoral. 'A common threat sits in our house'- an all too true statement coming from comeback kid. tv, internet, radio- it's all propaganda. It's seen as 'okay'. Sex has been taught as 'just for fun', and it's encouraged. Public schools are even embracing it. Sex-ed IN FIFTH GRADE???? Let them grow up first! Promiscuity has been embraced and encouraged for everyone! All you ever hear about sex is "it's so great" or "it's so fun!" or whatever else there is. They never tell you about the heartbreak it can bring, the regret, the shame, the disease, the unwanted pregnancy. I even hear people going "neutral" on it! 'if you're going to have sex, use protection'- no!, you just DON'T sit on the fence and try to please everybody! People need to be taught to abstain today! Virgin is seen as a dirty word these days! You're looked down upon if you don't have sex by the time you're 15! Parents need to start protecting their kids from such a thing, they need to teach them what sex is really all about! What it really is for! The reason promiscuity is up; society embraces it! I don't care if you have the best parents in the world, go to the best church in the world, whatever- you will still hear sexual immorality embraced!
  • too much MTV.
  • i ask myself the same thing everyday when i look at my two sisters, ages 14 and 17. i am not saying i've been perfect in my life, i have a child, but i didn't not get pregnant until i was twenty years old, and it was by my boyfriend that i loved. my 14 year old sister lost her virginity to some guy this summer that of course she's now, and my 17 year old sister will be having a baby in less than a month. i had hoped i would be an example to them of the consequences of sex, but apparently i made single-motherhood look like a ton of fun.
  • Mass media basically sells sex these days. Girls are trying to be sexy (but usually come off as trashy looking) and grow up too fast too soon.
  • Too many parents let school, friends and television teach kids what sex is, what it's for, and what it's about. Some parents seem blind to what is affecting their kids' morality. Yes, Bratz dolls are teaching your daughter about sex. Yes, those PG-13 movies that "aren't anything she can't see on the beach" are teaching your daughter about sex. Yes, the kind of trampy babysitter is teaching your daughter about sex. Yes, that top-40 radio station is teaching your daughter about sex. Yes, she does understand the adult references in those Anime cartoons. Yes, you, as a parent, SHOULD be the one filtering these things, and explaining them to your daughter. It may surprise you, but my first pregnant friend was in the sixth grade. I was ten years old. She was eleven. And I had a crush on her boyfriend (he was 12). My parents still thought I knew nothing at all about sex when I was 17. I find that sad.
  • I think there are several factors at play here for both girls and boys. The first one is the lack of fathers who are actively involved in the lives of their children. I'm not just talking about single parent households. I'm talking about two parent ones as well. If children grow up seeing that it's okay for a one parent to check out the marriage for sexual gratifiction then that's how they are going to precive realtionships as being. The boys learn they don't have to be faithfull and the girls learn to not expect it. They come to realize that the girls who give it up are the ones who get attention. They will come to see that a woman's sexuality is the only thing about her that is desirable. Also with out a strong father figure a girl will seek the attention and approval of men any way she can since that is what she is missing from her father. The mothers do a play a role in this as well. Especially if they tolerate the father's bahviour, are promiscuious themselves, or participate in the sex industry either as consumers or workers. In effect they are teaching their daughters to be promiscuious and the sons to not respect women. The second part of this is the lack of communication we have with our children about sex and the responsabilities and consequences and our values towards it. We have spent so much time on how wounderfull and special it is that we have forgotten that they need to know there can be a dark side to it. We also have come to see teaching our children our values about it as a bad thing and not the benifical thing it can be. We litterly do not guide our children to make the right decisions when it comes to sex. We teach them about the mechanics, birth control, STDs, and pregancy but not about the mental and emmotional aspects or it's place in a strong, stable, relationship. We litterly give them the idea that sex is just for fun by what we leave out. The flip side is when we are not open about sex to our children they will not feel that they can come to us for the knowledge and guidance that they need to make the right decission. They'll go to their friends and older kids to get it. We all know how reliable that is. The third problem is popular culture and it's pornification of socity and sexualization of children. Our kids have sex as just something you do for fun and not out of love and commitment shoved in their faces on a daily basis. Their role modles are definitly not the best when it comes to protraying approprate sexual behaviour either. Add in the easy access they now have to porn not only of adults, but of other teenagers and you have distaster on your hands. We have also some how forgotten that little girls should dress like little girls and not like porn stars. You litterly can't open a clothing magazine or go into a store that markets to girls this age and find find clothing suitable for their age. In the magazines the girls are even shown in sexualy sujestive poses and made up to look like adults. Even Victoria's Secret Pink and Wal-Mart have gotten on this band wagon. The last one is peer pressure. In this day and age our children now see being sexualy active at a young age as way to fit in and be popular. The more you have done the cooler you seem. They will also push other children to engage in this so they are not the only ones doing it. This has been taken to the point of bulling other children to do it. The sad fact is that as parents we have failed our children when it comes to sex. We litterly leave them to the wolves and then wounder what happened.
  • lack of education lack of self esteem and confidence not realizing that they dont have to settle not knowing that there are better ways to get attention that was my problem a couple years ago im 16 now and have realized and learned from my mistakes. i just wish someone had told me sooner... :'(
  • media!!! and peer pressure.
  • Parents that don't pay attention until it's too late. The kids are raised by tv and the internet which is full of lovely role models like Paris and Britney.
  • I think that its the parents, and these girls like paris hilton and stuff.
  • because 0f the media
  • because they're all after your attention
  • When parents aren't really involved in a child's life they will make decisions based on what they see around them, and on what their friends are doing. This is what we're telling young girls to try to be:
  • Lots of good reasons here. Another one is that heaps of children have been sexually abused, and so without heathy intervention, will act out inappropriately.
  • I blame TV, it makes sex look so cool and glamerous. Perhaps if there was more focus on unwanted pregnancies, veneral diseases and the emotional heartbreak of sex outside of a loving relationship kids might think twice about trying it.
  • Don't blame others. We should take blame on us for raising our kids this way. You can blame media, TV and whatever but that is all convenient lies
  • Girls are sexually active for the same reason that boys are sexually active. There is a biological drive to reproduce. There is sexual desire. There is cultural and social pressure. I find the question offensive as it seems to suppose that sexual activity is inherently wrong, singles out girls, and uses the word "promiscuious" which has a negative connotation. I also will openly debate you about whether or not our youth are any more sexually active now than they used to be. "Promiscuity" has always been accepted in boys ('boys will be boys'), and females used to be married at much younger ages. Even statistics on out-of-wedlock births are not significantly different than they were in the 1700s. I suggest you read a book titled The Way We Never Were. Bottom line: When your parents said/say, "We never did that!" - they lie.
  • music makeup porn
  • I am 17 and I am gonna be a virgin till I'm married.
  • For attention & approval. They thrive on it.
  • I've been noticing this too, and its scary. I blame the media and lack of good parenting. I agree with a few people on here, not all teenage girls are like this, but most of the ones I know are. Most of my friends had sex for the first time at age 15. I waiting til I was 18. Now we are seeing their younger sisters having sex at 13. Thats way too young in my opinion. They aren't emotionally or physically ready for that, and sex is a big step in your life. Your first time will never leave your memory.
  • because its they're choice?? its not fair to say girls are being "promiscuous" as if this is a bad thing, guys do the same thing and dont get labelled... sexual equality people... also, i dont think teens are so promiscuous, they may be having sex at a younger age, but generally with the one partner... thats what ive noticed as an 18y-o, going by my own experience and that of my friends.
  • One reason that I have seen in my work, is that there is a great deal of paedophillia inflicted on children, (girls and boys). Covert incest is another factor. Promiscuity is one behaviour that happens as a direct result of that. There are a lot of good reasons and it's not always these, and I have read the posts and mainly agree with what I have read.
  • Mediaaaaaaaaa I saw bras at target for like 7 year olds. eww.
  • Promiscuity's a scare word, women are more sexually open-minded and knowledgeable than ever before because of the advances of feminism.
  • because we have lower morale standards on it now a days and more unmarried people r getting pregnant so little kids think it is ok for them to have sex b4 marriage
  • I'm thinking things are not that different from previous generations. After all, Mary the mother of Jesus was thirteen when she gave birth. Also, I believe the sexualization of children by the media is nothing more than a currently popular myth. A strange thing happened in 2007 with college students doing research for a psych class on young children's reaction to being touched. The control group was all 5 to 10 year old kids, at home, in normal 2 parent family life settings, and the expected range of reactions happened with both boys and girls. A hidden camera was used to record video for 30 minutes each on 10 different occasions with a variety of touching experiences. One of the scenarios was for a parent to sit on the sofa and watch TV with the child's head on a small pillow on the parent's lap and the touching was to gently and casually rest an open hand on the body of the child. Another set up was parent and child sitting in a large chair reading a favorite children's book. When the reactions were all (720 videos) reviewed and put into one of four categories and the project was completed, my roommate went to the DH Professor that had written the outline for the project and told him that she had noticed a reaction that was not included in his response listings. He was somewhat dumbfounded by what she had noticed and told her that it may be best not to make any comment to the rest of the class. * With mothers on the sofa or chair with boys, when touched or hugged on their body, some had no reaction, some put their hand on the parent's hand touching them (acceptance), some were irritated and pushed it away (rejection), and 62% of the boys would pull up their knees into a semi-tucked defensive position. * With dads on the sofa or chair with girls, when touched or hugged on their bodies, some had no reaction, some reacted with acceptance, some reacted with rejection, but 76% of the girls spread their legs within the first ten minutes. I'm not an expert on children but to me that would seem to indicate that girls are somewhat naturally sexualized at a very early age. You however, are free to draw your own conclusions.

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