Not for the first time, we've been hearing that teenagers now are having less sex than previous generations. A cursory search of the question "are teenagers having less sex? The latest headlines appear to come from a report by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service BPAS , looking at what's behind declining teenage pregnancy rates.
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People are having less sex, and the decline is being seen among younger adults, particularly men. The trend may have more to do with the internet and dating apps than morality, fear of pregnancy, or easy access to porn. About 1 in 3 men ages 18 to 24 years reported no sexual activity in the past year, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open. Between and , past-year sexual inactivity rose from almost 19 percent to almost 31 percent among men ages 18 to 24, according to researchers led by Dr. Sexual inactivity among women of the same age remained relatively constant, rising from 15 percent to 19 percent over the same time period. The study also found that sexual activity declined significantly among men and women ages 25 to 34 years old 7 percent versus 14 percent among men, 7 percent versus 12 percent among women.
Subscriber Account active since. Despite what sex-fueled shows like "Euphoria" and "Skins" suggest, today's teens aren't as sexually active as media makes them out to be. In fact, teens are having less sex than their parents were having at their age, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
We have to look a little deeper than headlines for the answers to those questions. The quick answer is… you have to look back about two decades for this report to be good news. The Rest of the Story The media loves to serve us hot-topic statistics. Study finds teens postponing sex, using birth control more. I sat in a comfortable chair with a highlighter and read all 35 pages.