A 2000 survey of 510 teens, taken by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Seventeen magazine, determined:

-89 percent of girls aged 12-17 said they felt a lot of or some pressure about sex and relationships.
-37 percent of all 15-17-year-olds had had sexual intercourse.
-The top three reasons given by 15-17-year-olds who had not yet had sex were: being worried about pregnancy, making a conscious decision to wait and being worried about sexually transmitted diseases.

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  • Nicole

    this article is incredibly biased… if losing your virginity only constitutes “penis in vagina” intercourse, what about gays and lesbians?? are they virgins for life if they have never had heterosexual sex?

    • jane

      good point. this article only really works for people like me who want their first time to be “regular” sex, because it’s the only way your virginity is not debateable.