A 1998 study by Kaiser and YM magazine of 650 13-18-year-olds found that among those who were sexually experienced, the average age of first sexual intercourse was 15. Nearly half said they were pressured before they were ready.

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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.