Sex teens and sex part iii in a three-part series on teenage dating, love, and sex. Slightly fewer adolescents are having sex today when we compare them with teens in previous decades. nbcs stephanie gosk sits down with eight colorado teenagers for a raw, unfiltered conversation about their lives. With unusual candor they describe the pressure on them to smoke marijuana, the. Environment, age of partner and perceived family support may affect young peoples decisions to have sex. the teenage pregnancy rate is at an all-time low in the u. , and another study recently found that american teens today are having less sex than those in generations before them. When it comes to teens and sex, the key is discussing the importance of contraception before sexual activity begins. Talk about safe sex with your teen even if he or she identifies as gay. He or she may still engage in heterosexual activities, and is at risk of stis regardless of the partner with whom he or she engages in sexual activity. Todays teenagers are not perfect, and there are some ways teen behavior has gotten worse. Obesity is higher now than it ever was, and high school students do eat fewer vegetables. todays teenagers are no differentand theyre the first generation whose lives are saturated by mobile technology and social media. In her new book, psychologist jean twenge uses large-scale surveys to draw a detailed portrait of ten qualities that make todays teens unique and the cultural forces shaping them. In fact, from 1991 to 2017 there has been a significant decrease in the number of adolescents who report having sexual intercourse (54.). teens today are having sex, dating and drinking less than they used to by amanda macmillan september 19, 2017 1038 am edt. Google allows users to search the web for images, news, products, video, and other content.