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Research says people losing virginity at an early age regrets their decision

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Guwahati: The new generation, living a fast track life, has the fashion of doing everything before time. Under such circumstances, there is nothing unusual for them to lose virginity before time. However, this has also been revealed in a survey conducted by British sexual behavior that the youngsters who have had sex early considers it as the biggest regret of their life.

The survey finds that more than a third of women and a quarter of men have admitted having had sex in their teens and early 20s. However, the same people have also added that it was not the “the right time” for them have sex.

A wide range of people has also agreed upon this matter that one should be at least 16 or over to have sex.

The survey conducted on studying the Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles of people also found that not many people may be ready to lose virginity at such an early age. The research was conducted by researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine which has also been published in BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health. The survey has been conducted on nearly 3,000 young people between 2010 and 2012.

The findings of the survey show that nearly 40% of young women and 26% of young men are of this opinion that the time when they had their first sex was not “at the right time”. They further added that they could have waited longer and lose their virginity a bit later. On the other hand, there are few other people as well who says that they should have done it sooner.

However, most of the people in the research had sex by the time they were 18 and some had it on turning 17.

The sexual competence or readiness of the people was also studied by the survey and it showed that around half of the young women and four in 10 young men failed in sexual competence.

On the other hand, one in five women and one in ten men said that their partner was not equally willing to have sex at the time.

The founder of the Natsal survey, Prof Kaye Wellings, stated, “Every young person is different – some 15-year-olds may be ready while some 18-year-olds are not.”

The research also comes up with a finding that sex education should be imparted in schools so that the young people could be equipped with the lessons on safe and positive first sexual experiences.

 

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