Enjoyment and emotionally negative reactions in first postpubescent coitus
Whole title: Enjoyment and Emotionally Negative Reactions in Minor-Adult Versus Minor-Peer and Adult-Adult First Postpubescent Coitus: A Secondary Analysis of the Kinsey Data
Using the original Kinsey sample, enjoyment and emotionally negative reactions to first postpubescent coitus were examined in relation to whether the coitus occurred as a legal minor (aged under 18) with an adult (5 or more years older), a minor with a peer (within 4 years of age), or an adult with an adult (both 18 or older). These responses were further examined in subdivisions of the minor-adult and adult-adult categories. Given widely held professional and lay assumptions that minor-adult sex is intrinsically traumatic or aversive, tested was whether reactions to minor-adult coitus were characteristically negative, irrespective of gender, and distinctly more negative than minor-peer and adult-adult coitus.
In general: minors with adults enjoyed the event as much as minors with peers or adults with adults; boys (i.e., male minors) enjoyed it substantially more than girls, irrespective of partner age; and minors with adults did not have more emotionally negative reactions than the other groups. Younger boys (14 and under) with women (mean ages: 13.37 and 24.27, respectively; mean age difference: 10.90 years), compared to men with peer-aged women (mean ages: 21.76 and 21.58, respectively; mean age difference: 0.18 years), enjoyed the coitus a great deal (the top scale value) significantly more often (63 % vs. 44 %) and had emotionally negative reactions no more often (15 % vs. 12 %). Younger girls (14 and under) with men (mean ages: 13.19 and 26.42, respectively; mean age difference: 13.23 years), compared to women with peer-aged men (mean ages: 22.38 and 23.78, respectively; mean age difference: 1.41 years), enjoyed the coitus a great deal at the same rate (17 % vs. 18 %) and had emotionally negative reactions no more often (18 % vs. 16 %). Assumptions of characteristic trauma or aversiveness in minor-adult first coitus, as well as gender equivalence in response, were contradicted.
source: Abstract from the article 'Enjoyment and Emotionally Negative Reactions in Minor-Adult Versus Minor-Peer and Adult-Adult First Postpubescent Coitus: A Secondary Analysis of the Kinsey Data' by Bruce Rind & Max Welter; link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10508-013-0186-x; Archives of Sexual Behavior, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 285-297; February 2014