Surprise: In the Age of Sexting, Teen Virginity on the Rise
More sex seems to be happening on television than in teenage bedrooms. Or at least that's what a federal government survey found of American sexual behavior.
Strangely, in a generation inundated with illicit texts, provocative Facebook photos and celebrity sex tapes, teenage promiscuity isn't as prevalent as one might expect. According to The National Survey of Family Growth, one quarter of people interviewed in their late teens and early 20s admit to never having had a sexual encounter with another person. Among 15 to 24-year-olds, 29% of females and 27% of males said they had no sexual contact. That's a 5% jump in virginity for both sexes since the survey was last conducted in 2002.