Teens Aren't Having a Whole Lot of Sex

Only a minority have had sexual activity, even in the late teens


Sexual activity among younger teens is rare, and those having sex at 10 or younger are usually victims of coercion, according to the Guttmacher Institute.

Among those born in the years from 1984 to 1993, only 1% of girls reported having sexual intercourse when they were 11 years old or younger, according to the research published online in Pediatrics. Only 2% of 12-year-olds and 5% of 13-year-olds reported having sexual intercourse.

If children younger than 10 reported having sexual intercourse, it typically was coerced or nonconsensual, according to Lawrence B. Finer, PhD, and Jesse M. Philbin, BA, of the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive rights organization based in New York City.


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  1. Teeeeeeeeeeeechnically, those under 13 aren’t teens. Hey, I don’t make the rules.

    1. Without bothering to look up some sort of “authoritative” definition, I agree. 13-19 should be the category referred to as teens; use pre-teen and post-teen (awesome) for other ages.

    2. Tenteen eleventeen twelveteen.

      Brother, don’t you have the latest edition of the Newspeak dictionary?

  2. Stink fingering and BJs are common among hot youngsters, na?ve pollsters should go to burger parking lots and peep into rear car windows they would be shocked at what they witness. They also can photo what they see to lend support to their findings.

    1. Don’t believe that lack of supportive data, today’s youth are also rampant with rainbow parties, STDs, butt-chugging, jankum, and more!

  3. Why buy the cow when you can sext it for free?

  4. “For 10-year-old girls, 62% reported sexual initiation was nonconsensual or coerced; for 11-year-olds, it was 50%; and for 12-year-olds, it was 23%. The numbers dropped considerably at age 13 and 14, when 7% reported that first sex was not consensual. By age 17 or older, fewer than 5% reported sexual initiation was forced.”

    So basically the “first time rape” percentage holds at 5-7% between for actual teens?

    And the important part they take from this data is that “Teens aren’t having a lot of sex”, where “teen” means tenteen, eleventeen, and twelveteen?

  5. They’re not breeding. Excellent. Too many gawd-damned teens as it is without making more of them.

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