Sometimes it might seem like everyone in school is talking about who's a virgin, who isn't, and who might be. For both girls and guys, the pressure sometimes can be intense. But deciding whether it's right for you to have sex is one of the most important decisions you'll ever have to make. Each person must use his or her own judgment and decide if it's the right time — and the right person.
Many in UK lose virginity before they are ready – study
When is the normal age for girls to lose their virginity? | Center for Young Women's Health
Scientists at the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences have expressed concern after a study showed an increasing number of females are losing their virginity at a younger age. More than 40 percent of girls have already lost their virginity by the age of 15 — a year younger than the legal age of consent in Russia — researchers said in a study titled "Medical and Social Problems of Raising Teenagers," Izvestia reported Monday. Lyudmila Sukhareva, deputy director of an academy institute dealing with children's health, warned that such an early start to one's sexual life could result in reproductive problems as well as increase the likelihood of contracting gynecological diseases, Izvestia reported. Among year-olds surveyed in the suburbs of Moscow, not a single virgin was found, the study showed. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists. Support The Moscow Times!
Virginity: A Very Personal Decision
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Having sex too soon is the biggest regret of young people losing their virginity, a survey of British sexual behaviour suggests. More than a third of women and a quarter of men in their teens and early 20s admitted it had not been "the right time" when they first had sex. The latest National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles poll says many people may not be ready at that age.