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CORRELATION OF SEX MYTH WITH SEX BEHAVIOR OF

ADOLESCENT

SELAIN MASALAH TATA BAHASA, PERMASALAHAN YANG LAIN


ADALAH PERMASALAHAN DALAM ANALISIS. PENGGUNAAN
KATA2 MYTH DI DALAM SEX ATAU HAL2 YANG SIFATNYA FAKTA,
ITU NAMANYA HOAX... BUKAN MYTH SESUAI DENGAN TEORI,
KARENA MYTH ITU VERY CLOSE TO CULTURAL BELIEF AND
RELIGION

ABSTRACT
Many adolescents believe about sex myths, so we often find reproduction health
cases that beginning from this myths. It causes more adolescents want to know and
try the sexual behavior.

Key words: adolescent, sex myths, sexual behavior

1. Introduction
Adolescent often inaccurate information about sex from their friends, instead of
health workers, teachers or parents (Saifuddin and Hidayana, 1999).
Lack of understanding of sexual behavior in adolescence is very harmful for
young people themselves, including family, because at this time a teenager experiencing
important developments, namely cognitive, emotional, social and sexual. This
development will take place starting at the age of 12 years to
20 years (Pangkahila, 2007).
Parents are an important source of lost in the fight against teenage pregnancy
and sexuality DISEASES. Most teens say that they cant speak freely with their parents
about sexual matters (Santrock, 2005). The insensitivity of parents and educators on
adolescent condition causing teenagers often fall on the activities of social tuna. The
reluctance and awkwardness of adolescence to ask the right people reinforce the reasons
why teenagers often be wrong to the reproductive organs.
Sexual myths are very important in the development of adolescent reproduction.
Misconceptions about myths like petting will not lead to pregnancy, sometimes making
teenagers do risky sexual behavior such as sexual relations. These myths is indeed
already circulating widely in the community. The influence of these myths is still strong
among teenagers who are in full swing to find information about sexual and reproductive
health. Many teens who believe the myth that is not rare to find cases related to
reproductive health which stems from the belief in these myths. It happened due to
incomplete information about reproductive health that can be accessed by teenagers,
either through formal institutions such as schools, family or society in general (State,
2008).

According Pangkahila (2007), some groups of teens are confused to understand


what can be done and what should not be done by him, among others, may be whether or
not to perform courtship, masturbation, watching together or kiss. This confusion will
lead to an unhealthy sexual behavior among adolescents.
2. Discussion
A. Adolescent
According Soetjiningsih (2007) based on chronological age and interests, there are
various definitions adolescents are:
a. In pediatric books , generally defines adolescence is when a child has reached
the age of 10-18 years for girls and 12-20 years for boys .
b. According to Law No. 4 of 1979 concerning the welfare of children, youth is
an individual who has not attained the age of 21 years old and unmarried.
c. According to the Labour Law., the child is considered adolescents if it has
reached the age of 16-18 years or are married and have a place to stay.
d. According to the Marriage Law No. 1 of 1974 , was a teenager when the child
is considered mature enough to get married , which is age 16 for girls and 19
years for boys .

B. Sex myths
According Budinurdjaja (2007), sex myths is an example of a very widely
circulated myth and affects society views and sexual behavior.
Category myth:
1. Myth reproduction
a. Frequent masturbation can make barren.
In fact, medically masturbation does not interfere with physical health
during done safely (not to cause cuts or abrasions). Infertility can actually occur
as a result of STDs or other diseases such as cancer or because of other physical
example of poor sperm quality (State, 2008).
b. Masturbation can cause knee hollow.
In fact, masturbation cant cause knee hollow. Spermatozoa are not
produced and are not stored in the knee but in the testes. Maybe after
masturbation, usually arises feeling tired because of masturbation issued energy.
That's what makes the culprit becomes weak, it's not because his knee was so
empty (State, 2008).
2. Myth sexual intercourse

a. Having sex with a boyfriend a proof of love.

In fact, sex is not the way to show compassion while still dating, but
because due to their uncontrolled sexual drive and desire to experiment.
Affection with girlfriend could be demonstrated by other means (State, 2008).
b. First intercourse has always been characterized by bleeding from the
vagina.
In fact, do not always have sex the first time it looked bloody. If communication
is established with good sexual and sexual relations conducted in the ready and
accompanied foreplay does not raise any bleeding (State, 2008).

3. Myth DISEASES SEXUALITY


a. STDs can be prevented by washing the genitals.
In fact, there was no soap or any disinfectant to prevent Diseases Sexuality
(STDs), even the use of soap in the vagina will heightening the risk of discharge
due to the reduced acidity of the vaginal surface that serves to kill the germs that
exist (Sjarif, et al., 2008).
b. Taking antibiotics before sexual intercourse will prevent the transmission
of STDs. In fact, taking antibiotics prior to sexual intercourse cant prevent
STDs, because each disease require different types of antibiotics and antibiotic
that is eaten is not necessarily for the prevention of STDs (Sjarif, et al., 2008).

C. Sexual behavior
Hartono (2007) states that behavior is actions, reactions of an object or
organism Conscious, unconscious, overt, covert, voluntary.
Sexual behavior is behavior that arise because of their sexual urges.
According to Novita , et al (2006 ) Sexual behavior is divided into two, namely :
a. Sexual objects yourself, consisting of: see, fantasizing or imagining, wet
dreams, masturbation, and masturbation.
b. Sexual objects other people , consisting of : boyfriend kissing , hugging
girlfriend, necking , petting , oral-genital , anal sex , sex with a girlfriend , and had
sex with prostitutes .

3. Conclusion
1. There is a relationship between the myth of reproductive sexual behavior in
adolescents
2. There is a relationship between the myth and sexual relations with teenage
sexual behavior
3. There is a relationship between myth Sexualities Disease with sexual behavior
in adolescents

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