More than half of Kenyan teens watch porn on a regular basis: TIFA


TIFA strategy director Kweya Gerry
TIFA strategy director Kweya Gerry

An opinion poll has revealed that 55percent of teenagers spend a lot of time watching pornographic materials with young men on the forefront.

The research from Trends and Insights For Africa (TIFA) was conducted in seven schools across Nairobi and Kiambu.

“Half the students have had a discussion on sexual related matters at least once in the past 12months,” TIFA strategy director Kweya Gerry said.

He added that school teachers are the other main sources of information on sex.

Apparently parents and religious leaders are not majorly considered as a preferred source of information on sex.

The study showed that young people are exposed to media platforms which may lure them to pornographic websites.

According to Mr. Gerry, 25percent of young people have had sexual encounter while 10percent said they cannot remember.

The quantitative opinion poll in which 1141 respondents were interviewed also revealed that 51percent of teenagers are aware of condom use as a major contraceptives with male respondents in the lead.

“Majority of students have an idea what safe sex is, although 10percent believe it is sex between married people and some do not know (6percent),” the report says.

When they were quizzed about alcohol intake, 22percent said they prefer soft drinks while 17percent picked alcohol.

The opinion poll also had it that 70percent of teenagers prefer staying at home during the holidays while 67percent go to the club.

66percent said they participate in religious activities.

Another 43percent said they know someone who engaged in sex during the holidays, with the male students (48percent) having more knowledge than the female students (30percent).

The research also showed that 46percent of female youth are more knowledgeable on same sex experience and awareness.

“Females have more knowledge on someone who has been involved in same sex relationships compared to males,” TIFA said.

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