Survey Targets First Sexual Experiences

HILLSBOROUGH, NC—Popular adult novelty and DVD producer/distributor has released new results from its annual sex survey. This time, the company asked over 1,000 adults how old they were when they first had sexual intercourse—and the results will surprise some.

Only 2 percent of the females and 5 percent of the males polled said they lost their virginity before age 13. Most of the respondents, 52 percent of the females and 49 percent of the males, admitted they first had sex between age 13 and 18. Thirty-eight percent of the females and 34 percent of the males said they first had intercourse between age 18 and 23, and 8 percent of the women and 12 percent of the men were over age 23.

“As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I find these numbers encouraging,” reflected Dr. Kat Van Kirk, resident sexologist for Adam & Eve. “Sex is an amazing, powerful gift, but one that teenagers—especially young teenagers—re often ill-equipped to handle.

“Engaging in sexual activity before you are ready physically and emotionally can lead to a number of long term issues,” continued Dr. Kat. “I’m pleased to see that more young people are choosing to wait to have sex than in years past.”

The web-based survey, conducted by an independent third party survey company, of over 1,000 American adults age 18 and up, was sponsored by Adam & Eve to study sexual preferences and practices. "Sex Chat with Dr. Kat" can be found on podcasts through iTunes or at Her book, The Married Sex Solution: A Realistic Guide to Saving Your Sex Life, can be found on

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