Women who lost their virginity as young teenagers are more likely to divorce - especially if it was unwanted, according to new research. The University of Iowa study shows that 31 per cent of women who had sex for the first time as teens divorced within five years, and 47 per cent within 10 years. Among women who delayed sex until adulthood, 15 per cent divorced at five years, compared to 27 per cent at 10 years. Making a choice: The study showed if a young woman wanted to lose her virginity as a teenager, there was no direct link to a marital split later in life. The findings were published in the April issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family. Author Anthony Paik, associate professor of sociology in the university's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, examined the responses of 3, married and divorced women to the National Survey of Family Growth. The study showed, however, that if a young woman made the choice to lose her virginity as a teenager, there was no direct link to a marital split later in life. If the sexual act took place before the age of 16 women were shown more likely to divorce, even if it was wanted. Headed for divorce?
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Women who lost their virginity as teenagers are 'more likely to divorce', says new study
Over the years, we spotted some consistencies in how TV shows view the big moment. They grapple with being ready. And sometimes, the decision to have sex is met with relatively few consequences. Sex can just be sex. Cut to Natalie looking at herself in the mirror knowingly. He asks Joann to marry him, which makes her laugh, then asks if he can give her a kiss good-bye. Cut to a tunnel, a bunch of fireworks, a dog catching a Frisbee. Consequences : Joann was actually married, so Carlton ends up pretty heartbroken. But Will apologizes for making fun of Carlton for being a virgin so much and pressuring him to have sex. David and Donna, Beverly Hills
The team at SuperDrug Online Doctor has just released a new study on one of the biggest taboos in American culture — virginity. Males and Females" reveals trends on when Americans are losing their virginity, and what factors affect when this happens. The main one being a lack of sex education at school and at home. Among their various findings, one of the most interesting is that the total number of people who have ever had same-sex sexual contact is For the purpose of this study, the definition of virginity loss is whether the respondent had heterosexual vaginal intercourse. With that in mind, the average age of virginity loss for American men is The percentage of Americans who have never had sex is consistently higher for young women than young men between ages Meaning there are more female virgins than male virgins between ages Meaning, there are more year-old male virgins than there are year-old female virgins. You may wonder with whom these year-olds are losing their virginity.
Skip navigation! Story from Movies. Find me a teen movie , any teen movie, and I'll show you at least one character obsessed with losing their virginity. The storyline is used in just about every YA book , teen TV show, and movie, perhaps because it's so eminently relatable.