It is often assumed that all children with problematic sexual behaviors have been sexually abused. Research indicates, however, that many of those children have no history of sexual abuse. For example, between one-third and one-half of the children with problematic sexual behaviorswho were seen at an agency who treat these youth have had no history of sexual abuse. Some children…. No single factor causes the development of problematic sexual behavior in children.
WHAT CAUSES A SEXUAL BEHAVIOR PROBLEM? | National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth
Peer pressure Many young people feel great pressure from other teenagers to become sexually active. In fact this is the number one reason that teens have sex. Teens do not want to be different or be rejected by their friends. Teens with low self-esteem are particularly vulnerable to peer pressure. Sexual attraction We are sexual beings so it's natural that we are sexually attracted to others. Without sex, the human race would become extinct!
The physiology of adolescent sexual behaviour: A systematic review
Objectives : To examine physiological influences of adolescent sexual behaviour, including associated psychosocial factors. Methods : Systematic review. Results : Thirteen studies met the inclusion criteria relating to adolescents, physiology and sexual behaviour.
Adolescent sexuality is a stage of human development in which adolescents experience and explore sexual feelings. Interest in sexuality intensifies during the onset of puberty , and sexuality is often a vital aspect of teenagers' lives. Sexual interest among adolescents, as among adults, can vary greatly, and is influenced by cultural norms and mores , sex education , as well as comprehensive sexuality education provided, sexual orientation , and social controls such as age of consent laws. Sexual activity in general is associated with various risks.