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Many in UK lose virginity before they are ready – study | Sex | The Guardian
Keith McDorman walks into the back room of an Austin, Texas coffee shop. With his dirty-blond hair, light eyes, week-old beard, and striped button-down shirt, he looks like a younger, shorter, bohemian version of Bradley Cooper. He tosses his scooter helmet onto the wooden table, sits across from me at a booth that barely fits us both, and talks before I ask a question. That statement brings glances from studying college students. We opt for more privacy by heading outside, where we talk over a live rock band at a high table near a vegan food truck. McDorman continues by telling me about a conversation he had recently with his girlfriend, in which he expressed fear that his libido had dropped. She laughed, since, well, they had had sex six times that week.
Contraceptive use and peer pressure can affect whether first sexual experience is positive, says research. More than half of women and two in five men are losing their virginity before they are ready, potentially affecting their wellbeing and health, researchers say. The team add that focusing only on age is misguided, noting the research showed issues around willingness, peer pressure and contraceptive use can all affect whether the first experience of sex is positive, regardless of age. Kaye Wellings, the co-author of the research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine , said while having a legal age of consent was protective, it could also pressure people into feeling they need to start having sex at Wellings said while biological age cannot be changed, the principles that make for a good first experience of sex can be taught.
Now, the latest custom to isolate those aged even further from the rest of society is with regards to sex, as new research reveals that millennials are having sex far later than previous generations. In fact, according to the study of more than 16, people, one in eight people are still virgins at the age of Researchers tracked those born between and from the age of 14 as part of the Next Steps project, which is managed by University College London.