Nicte Hernandez February 20, 5, Views. Growing up, we are all exposed to sexuality at a young age through sex ed classes, older siblings and even PG movies. What we learn depends on our individual experiences and those guiding us, especially when it comes to thinking about having sex for the first time. Some are told to never feel peer pressured, wait until you feel ready or, in some cases, wait until marriage. However, in my opinion, you will never be fully ready to experience something as intimate and new as losing your virginity. According to The Atlantic , the average American loses their virginity at age
Virginity & Peer Pressure
Virginity & Peer Pressure – Motherwell Cheshire CIO
The Add Health survey that was conducted among US adolescents has been widely cited in the media recently. It was this data set that got evolutionary biologist Satoshi Kanazawa into so much trouble a few weeks ago when he misrepresented the data as proving that black women were less attractive than white women. That blunder aside, the data itself is extremely useful to researchers attempting to unravel the mysteries of adolescent behavior. Economists have recently tapped into an unusual feature of this data, the identification of peer groups within high schools, to directly measure effects of peer pressure on risky behavior. Best friends tend to come from similar family situations, be the same race and age and have similar educational goals as well as similar attitudes toward risk. The best friend effect is as large as living in a single parent household or of having parents who did not finish high school — both of which increase the probability that a student has had been sexually active.
Risky Business: The Effect of Peer Pressure on Virginity Loss
People aren't scared of talking about it anymore. We're at Maja's sixth-form talking about sex because it's been suggested that the biggest regret young people have about losing their virginity is having sex "too soon". A National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles Natsal poll, suggests a third of women and a quarter of men between 17 and 24 feel like they lost their virginity at "the wrong time". So does being surrounded by mates, social media and TV shows discussing sex "all the time" make it harder to control when your first time is?
Losing your virginity is a big decision. Are you still a virgin? The very question makes you cower!