Fact: An average female in the US loses her virginity at the age of 16 years and 2 months.
A person’s first sexual experience is always an important event in their lives. Different people mature sexually at different periods in their lives. Some engage in sexual activity in their early teens while others wait until they are 17 or 18. It all depends on when a person feels comfortable enough to engage in sexual intercourse and also on peer pressure. A lot of teens are known to lose their virginity not because they had matured sexually but because everyone was doing it and thus to be accepted as normal, you had to follow suit.
Researchers have found that the average age at which girls lose their virginity in the USA is 16 years and 2 months. Technically only women experience physical changes due to intercourse and thus are the only ones who actually ‘lose their virginity’. The age at which teens lose their virginity is slowly decreasing with time as sex is becoming more acceptable.
With the passage of time, schools and parents are doing their utmost to teach children about the potential risks. It is believed now that the more comfortable these teens are with the idea of sex, the more likely they will make responsible decisions. It is thus compulsory for high schools to teach their students about contraceptives and sexually transmitted diseases.