Dating, chilling with friends and talking about relationships among friends are all things that most millennials love to do. However,according to a recent survey, it was revealed that millennials are having a really tough time in handling and dealing with a romantic relationship.This was a Harvard report and it clearly mentioned,after their research, that millennials, knew nothing about handling relationship. And on the contrary, millennials did not prefer casual sex. Casual sex is not really favored by teens and this comes as a shock. ALSO READ Casual sex is not so cool, says study
The results of this study were based after questioning more than 3000 people aged between 18 and 25. The people included parents, sport coaches, teachers and counselors. It took them several years to do research and this research was led by Weissbourd and his team. Out of this survey,it was found out that teens feel very embarrassed about the whole casual sex concept and they come under pressure. That makes them have sex when they are not really ready or don’t really want to have sex. 70 per cent of the people who responded to this survey said that,they were struggling to be in a romantic relationship and that they wished their folks had told them a little more about relationships. ALSO READ Young Indians associate marriage with stability: Survey
Hook up culture is over estimated by teens and thus the focus is so much on it that is also suggests teens are not able to differentiate between good and bad relationships. They are also facing a lot of misogyny and also sexual harassment. And the saddest part about this is that, adults are doing very little to address grave problems like these.
87 per cent of women who were a part of this survey confessed that they had faced sexual harassment and 76 per cent of these women said that they never dared to speak about this to their parents. They could never discuss and figure out how to avoid harassment and how to deal with it.
Of the people surveyed, 61 per cent of them said that they never had a healthy discussion about sex and how comfortable they are to have sex. They also never really understood the importance of not pressuring anybody into having sex. 56 per cent of people said that they don’t know how important it is to not pressurize someone for sex even when they have already told a no. ALSO READ Teenagers open to casual sex are more likely to land in trouble!
All this comes as a shocker because it is very important for teens to understand that sex should be done only when there is consent and comfort. It shouldn’t be done under pressure. Adults need to talk to teens about how to identify between good and bad relationships. Teach the, to identify harassment and how to deal with such situations.
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