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. In movies, virginity loss scenes often contain hidden messaging about what sex means, and what its repercussions for an individual are.
The Average Age People Lose Their Virginity is Rising
5 Reasons I'm Glad I Lost My Virginity At 16
HealthDay —Sex is everywhere in the media, and so you may be convinced that today's teens are always looking to "hook-up. Instead, the study found that most teenagers in high school aren't sexually active. Cora Breuner, a professor of pediatrics at Seattle Children's Hospital, who reviewed the findings. The study found that only 42 percent of girls and 44 percent of boys aged 15 to 19 reported having sex at least once. And Breuner said that finding is nothing new. Going back to , fewer than half of older teens told researchers that they are sexually active, federal data show.
What These Movie Virginity Loss Scenes Are Really Saying
When, at age 16, I finally lost my virginity , my only regret was that it hadn't happened sooner. Now, 17 years later, I still remember that night fondly. But my experience losing my virginity wasn't great because the bed was covered in rose petals, because I had hit some arbitrary age marker beforehand, or because the guy I lost it to became my husband in the parlance of our times: LOL. It was great because it was exactly what I wanted, when I wanted it. I didn't think that I lost anything by having sex at 16; I only saw myself as gaining an entry into the world of mature ish sexuality, which I was excited to explore.
Every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention releases new data from an annual survey of "youth risk behaviors. A lot. While the average age American teenagers have sex is 17 , and has been for a long time , the proportion of teens who have sex before they turn 15 has been on a steady decline. The latest data from shows that about 39 percent of US high schoolers had ever had sex, compared to nearly 48 percent in The Guttmacher Institute reports that the number of teens who've had sex by age 15 has gone down since