The sexuality of US adolescents includes both their feelings, behaviors and development, and the place adolescent sexuality has in American society, including the response of the government , educators, parents, and other interested groups. Teenage pregnancy is four times as prevalent in the US as in the European Union,  but has been steadily declining since , reaching a record low in , according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC , and continuing to decline through More than half of the schools in the study followed a comprehensive approach that included information about both abstinence and contraception, while approximately one third of schools provided students with abstinence-only sex education. Self-report surveys suggest that half of all to year-olds have had oral sex. The average age of first sexual intercourse in the United States is around 18 for males and around 17 for females,   and this has been rising in recent years.
Here's The Average Age People Lost Their Virginity In Each Decade
What is the right age to lose your virginity? - BBC News
Early age at first sexual intercourse is a particularly important variable for public health policy makers. In the light of the role played by the delay of first sexual intercourse and mutual monogamy in curtailing STI epidemics Halperin et al. However, the information concerning age of sexual initiation can be conveyed in different ways. Average ages at first sexual intercourse lack precision in describing the extent of sexual experience at different ages. They are sensitive to extreme values and sensitive to the ranges of ages of the persons included in the survey.
Having sex for the first time is a huge milestone in a lot of people's lives. Many of us spent our teenage years talking about whether we were ready, what it would be like, and who had and hadn't done it. But it may be time to rethink the way the way we talk about the concept of losing our virginity.