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Say What?

Who’s Having SEX?

Among high school students surveyed in 2015 only 41% ever had sexual intercourse. CDC “Sexual Risk Behaviors”

That means that 59% of high school students are not having sex. Read more at the Centers for Disease Control.

Sexual Exposure

In the early 1960’s there were two common STDs in the United States: syphilis and gonorrhea. Today there are over 25. That’s a big change. Why do we have so many STDs today?

The primary reason is that people today have, on average, more sexual partners than they did in the past.1The more sexual partners a person has, the greater their chance of catching and spreading STDs. Check out the sexual exposure chart at the left.2For example, if you have had 7 sexual partners, then you have really been exposed to 127 sexual partners.

Former U.S. Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop, said,

” When you have sex with someone, you are having sex with everyone they have had sex with for the last ten years, and everyone they and their partners have had sex with for the last ten years. “

Footnotes:

1. Michael RT, Gagnon JH, Laumann EO, Kolata G. Sex in America: A Definitive Study. Boston, MA: Little Brown and Company; 1994.

2. This chart represents an average risk of exposure, based on the formula: F(n) = 2n -1 where n is the number of partners. [Copyright Heritage House ’76]

 

Sexting

 

Sexting Facts

 

  • 39% of all teens between the ages of 13-19 have sent a Sext.
  • 37% Girls     40% Boys
  • 55% who have received a sext share it with others

 

Why Girls might sext:
  • It is fun and flirty
  • To get noticed
  • Feel Pressured
Why Guys might sext:
  • It is Hot
  • Cool to share with friends
  • No big deal

This Info is for educational purposes and is not a substitute for professional counseling. If your situation is an emergency, please call 911.