Friday, March 4, 2011

Happily Residing on the Virgin Isle

Steve Carell isn't the only one.

Despite pop culture's insistence that everyone is doing it, turns out more people are now just saying no- to sex. From MSNBC:

"Based on in-person interviews with approximately 13,500 men and women between the ages of 15 to 44, the report describes who’s having sex with whom, what kind of sex they’re having, and who has yet to become sexually involved.
Yes, virginity is apparently making a comeback.

Researchers found that between 2006 and 2008, the percentage of 15- to 24-year-old men who had never had any form of sexual contact with another person was 27 percent (up from 22 percent in 2002) while the percentage of 15- to 24-year-old females who had never had any sex whatsoever was 29 percent (up 7 percent points from 22 percent in 2002).

Anjani Chandra, a health scientist at the NCHS and lead author of the study, says 15- to 19-year-olds made up the lion’s share of this category, a finding that seems to counter other reports regarding teen sex trends.

“I think a lot of people misconstrue this as meaning they’ve never had vaginal sex,” she says. “But this is no sexual contact of any kind. They didn’t have oral sex or anal sex. They didn’t have anything.”

 To read more, click here.


Diggame said...

I want to see these states after two years of kids being in the adult world

Alisha De Freitas said...

Huh? The kids include twenty-four year olds who have presumably been in the adult world at least a couple of years. Actually, the full study goes up to age 44, click on the link.

socialitedreams said...

bravo! maybe the fact that sex can kill these days is getting through and people are making smarter choices :)

Alisha De Freitas said...

I really hope that people are realizing the seriousness of their actions! Especially young people. They have a hard enough time in this world, between wars, crime and the global economic meltdown. They don't need to add to to the struggle.

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