Boys Are Losing Virginity Later- and you’ll never guess why…

One main reason for the increase in the age of virginity loss among boys is romance.  Even in the face of cultural narratives that tell boys that all they want is sex, they tell personal stories of love and emotional connection.

Never-married males between aged 15-19 have essentially the same probability of being a virgin as females.

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Virgins as a Sexual Minority?

Their rationales, cultures, religious beliefs, and backgrounds surprisingly are quite diverse. According to one statistic, the percentage of U.S. adults who wait until marriage to have sex is at about 3% which translates to approximately 10,000,000 individuals. The population of Americans who identify as LGBT is roughly 3.8%. Compare this with the roughly 1% of individuals who identify as asexual.

An article published in the Journal of Family Psychology by Dean Busby and colleagues (2011) found that even after controlling for religion, those who delayed sex until after marriage: rated sexual quality 15% higher than people who had premarital sex; rated relationship stability as 22% higher; rated satisfaction with their relationships 20% higher.

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