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  • It's typicially around 16.
  • The average age varies from 16 to 17. The majority thereof usually lose their virginity on Promnight. Update; Oct 18, 2006 Okay folks, I think I got it, I did some digging on the net and found a portion of an article I think is more accurate to respond to the Q. I found it at with the search words being; The Ambiguity of "Having Sex": The Subjective Experience of Virginity Loss in the United States - Statistical Data Included. This article is based on findings in the Journal of Sex Research, May 2001. It is the closest scientific I can locate thus far, if you find somthing better...lemme know. DATA AND RESEARCH METHODS This study relies on data from in-depth case studies of 61 women and men, the majority of whom lived in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan region. Of the 33 women, 22 (67%) self-identified as heterosexual, 7 (21%) as lesbians, and 4 (12%) as bisexual. Of the 28 men, 17 (61%) described themselves as heterosexual, 9 (32%) as gay, and 2 (7%) as bisexual. Respondents came from diverse backgrounds. Almost 80% were White, 10% were African-American, 7% were Latino, and 5% were Asian-American. Two thirds were from middle-class backgrounds, as measured by parental education and occupation, and the remaining one third were from working-class backgrounds. Fifty-five percent of respondents were both White and from middle-class backgrounds. One third (21) were raised main-line Protestant, one fourth (16) Roman Catholic, one sixth (10) evangelical Protestant, one eighth (8) Jewish, and one tenth (6) nonreligious. Fifty-six of the 61 described themselves as nonvirgins at the time of the interview. Of these 56, 88% reported losing their virginity during adolescence (at age 16.4 on average). Respondents ranged in age from 18 to 35, with an average age of about 25. Age distributions differed little by gender or by sexual orientation. My goal of situating virginity loss in the broader context of earlier and later sexual experiences prompted my decision to interview young adults (over age 17) rather than adolescents. Although I did not limit the sample to nonvirgins, in selecting respondents 18 or older, I could be assured that the vast majority would have become sexually active prior to the interview (Laumann et al., 1994). Interviewing young adults also facilitated comparison across sexual orientation. Because people who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, or bisexual seldom do so, especially publicly, before their late teens (Raymond, 1994), locating nonheterosexual adolescents to interview would have proved difficult. The upper limit of the age range, 35, was set to include people who became sexually active before as well as after HIV/AIDS became a prominent public health issue, but to exclude those who became teenagers before the so-called Sexual Revolution was well established (in the early 1970s). - You gotta admit, I was pretty damn close with my original answer above.
  • now days kids 12-14 are having
  • If you think it doesn't happen until 16 or 17 you're living in a dream world. I agree with lady fuschia. Some children are even having sex in elementary school. Watch the news and read the paper.
  • According to the Washington Post, the median age in the US is 17: If this is accurate, there are a lot of people in the US who wait until their late 20s...simply based upon what happened when I was a teen, and what I know about teens now.
  • I'd estimate from my area girls lose it about age 13-14 and boys about 16-17. Freshmen girls are most suseptible to upperclassmen. I agree about prom night.
  • I would have to say 15 or 16. I was 16 when i lost my virginity and now i'm 20 years old and only been with 5 guys. I think that's good. What do you think?
  • Being 14 I don't know of ANY kid that's had sex. And I would know if they did.
  • Well In Australia the Daily Telegraph Incorporated documented the average age for a girl of a polled 8,000 was 14 years median - disgusting in my belief, being as 16 is the legal age
  • I remember reading in Seventeen that it was 16.
  • I've read different statistics, 15 years old being the most cited. But what you have to remember is these statistics are based on polls. And people, especially kids, tend to lie in polls and I believe many of them greatly exaggerate their sexual experience. I believe 17 is probably average in the U.S.
  • Where I grew up, I would see kids as young as 10 bragging about how often they get laid. Either they're liars or someone's got some 'splaining to do. I blame MTV...
  • I think the age is 17-18, most of my friends said 17 or 18 for them. A lot of people who lose it younger have told me that they wish they would have waited. Probably a good idea to me. I wish I had waited.
  • I would say 18 A lot of my friends said 18 should be the age to loose it, they lost it earlier and said they really regreted it. So they said that 17 to 18 was a good age.
  • im guessing your just unsure about it and maybe think you should have lost it already? well i say who really cares when "most people " lose it... are you most people? no your an individual. ever seen 40 year old virgin? well yea when u get to 40 then id say its a bit late! but still some people may choose that. up to them! dont judge yourself on other peoples actions there is no such thing as normal remember that!
  • i think 14-16. i was 14 when i lost mine .lol
  • Well I personally and many of my friends all lost it at 16......i know some who were 15 but most 16...and i know a few who are still who knows
  • a lot of people dont want to come to the realization that kids are losing there virginity much younger. i knew someone when i was in 5th grade who was performing oral sex and letting boys touch her. but for the norm i would guess about 13-16. thats because when i was in high school alot of the girls that was 14yrs old was having sex and switching partners disgusting isnt it. i am one of the few 22yr old virgins. but i fear the age is getting younger and younger. i seen a documentary on some kids in suburbia and they swore giving head(blow jobs) was expected, the norm. people need to teach there kids and participate in there kids life. all my friends said they wish they waited. no rush make sure your comfortable with yourself and body before you give it away. and giving oral can be just as dangerous there herps. and that cant be cured.
  • Sad to say, I was 12yrs old when I lost my virginity to an 18yr old. While I don't exactly feel proud of it, I can't say that I regret it. Now as a 36yr old woman looking back at it, I still believe at that time I was mentally ready to make that decision and do it. I was not your average 12yr old, always acted and felt more mature than most other girls my age. Most girls I know say they lost their virginity between 13-16yrs old. If people say this is not common, they are fooling themselves. Do I think my life would have been different had I waited? Not really. Would I prefer and advise young girls to wait. Sure. But, we reach and go through puberty at different ages. I'm sure we all reach this crossroads in our life at different ages as well. Do I think it's wrong? Society tells us it is, yes. But, I do think our bodies and our hormones determine what we do and when (assuming it happens willingly of course)
  • I definitely remember thinking I was one of 4 virgins in my graduating class in high school. The number I see most is 15, which is sad- 15's not a bad age, but when you count all the people you know who lost it in their twenties, there're some damn depressingly young kids getting it on.
  • Average? I do know I've had to deal with a few 13 year olds who's biggest worry was that their pregnant belly was beginning to show. A healthy, active, and confident kid will often wait till their older. Bored, uneducated, and easily manipulated kids will start earlier.
  • I would say 16
  • i have no idea, but I think 18 and over is a good age, for the record i think 14 is waaaaaayyyyyyyyyy too young.
  • I would say the average age is around 16. I surly hope that my kids are older then that! Kids now days just don't care about there virginity they more worried what people think about them and there reptution more then anything.
  • I think you should at least wait till you are mature to do it! you could always get pregnant.Always use protection. especially if you dont love the person. I cant say what age it is ok because I lost mine to a 15 year old when I was just 11! now i am 16 and in love with a guy and have been having unprotected sex with him for a year but we just broke up although i am still taking birth control i am not doing anything! always use something to keep u from getting pregnant
  • Really sad.
  • Probably around 14 or 15. That's about when they get into High School and peer pressure to "do it" gets even worse.
  • the average age is sooo young now a days its probably like 11
  • The average age in my town is 13.. I was 13 everyone I know lost it under the age of 14.. pretty sad.. but I wouldn't regret it. I learned alot from that experience..
  • i am 18 and i lost mine at 16...but my little sister yes little sister lost hers at 14...and whats sad is that 6th grader..yes a 6th grader is pregnant in one our middle schools...sadly the age for losing virginites is going down..really fast...
  • i think the age is 14-17 somewhere around there.. in any case. High School is usually where they lose it
  • i knew some one who lost there's at 9
  • reading this is depressing. the age that some are losing their virginity and the fact im turning 21 in a couple of days and i havent done the deeds yet. but growing up in the socal area freshman in college is about average between my friends, so 17-19
  • Willingly? I was 17, and had been with the guy for nearly 2 years, going on 3 now.
  • Most people are around 14-16 probably, but I was 12 so sometimes younger
  • i would think 15 or 16, but that was when i was in high school. that number is probably as young as 12 by now! shame shame...=/
  • I'm not sure but I was 18.
  • I'm not entirely sure what statistics say... but I would say 14. I know tons of people that have lost their virginity at the age of 14.
  • i lost mine at 15 to my first real boyfriend. im still with him. but hes 18 and going to collage. =[ he so hot too.
  • For U.S. average is 16.9 years old. Globally it's 17.3 years old. Of course "average" means many are younger and many are older.
  • I lost mine when I was 18
  • It really depends on the kids. Im a sophmore in HS and the bad/troubled kids loose it between 12-15, MOST (Average) loose it around 16-18 years, and, the others are still virgins (waiting for the right person, marriage, parents, etc). The thing is, yes, there are some really young kids out there, but, those TRIVIAL percentage of kids (only about 6% of 13 year olds aren't virgins), have so much attention paid to them, that nobody really sees the true light; It's not the AMOUNT of kids. That has only changed a trivial amount in the past 20-30 years. What has changed though, is, the way kids VIEW sex. Now, THAT my friends, is apalling.
  • I lost mine at 16 yrs of age, opps, bad decision, oh well! Worse part was I felt pressured not only by the bf, but from friends who were already 'doing it' with their bf's. After, I find out within a week he was already getting 'fed' from some impy-skimpy dressed girl whom you could tell has no issues 'putting-out'. Lesson learned!
  • 13/14 Not that I know, Im from the 51st state and almost everybody I knew at school had lost it by age 15 those that wernt, got bullied... Sad really.
  • I dunno about everyone else, but I was 17 when I lost my virginity..and my bf was also a virgin and he was 17 too...
  • i think that the race for sex basically starts in highschool, or those getting close to that age
  • Wow.. The view of sex in America is so distorted. It was a gift that the Lord gave to us for married couples. The world has made it just a physical experience! It is so much deeper than that. We have ties to these people we give our bodies away too because it takes pieces of our hearts. Sex was meant to be spiritual. It's joining two bodies into one. It was meant to be a joyful and fun experience bringing married couples together. It's so exciting to have that magic honey moon and experience sex in the best way possible.. Wedding Night for the first time! You will have nothing to carry into your marriage. you will be pure before your husband and the lord. :) it adds a level of love and trust when you get married when you wait. If you truly love the Lord.. you obey his laws.. but we are human and we make mistakes, forgiveness is always an option! God is not here to condem he just wants what is best for us! My Aunt slept around and says she regrets it. But, now she is one of the most inspirational christians I know!! God can heal your heart if you let him! He loves you! 1 Corinthians 7:2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband im guessing its like 16
  • I lost mine at 15.
  • I was 25. It was my birthday. I'd been seeing my boyfriend for about a year. I didn't start out intending to have sex, but I must admit that I had thought about it. I had wanted him for a while, but I was raised to wait for marriage. Still, on this particular day my desire for him was especially strong. My boyfriend said he had a very special birthday present for me, so we went to his house. There he carried out a well executed seduction. I was more than a bit reluctant, but I was in love with him, so eventually his gentle persistence won me over. He was kind, sweet, romantic, gentle, and persistent and respectful of my feelings and eventually my resistance fell away. I couldn't resist anymore. He had mentioned to me a few times that he had an urge to make love to me, but that he respected my feelings enough not to pursue it. I had felt the urge too, but I had always managed not to succumb to it. Somehow, this day felt different, though I didn't realize why. He started to make small, subtle advances and I barely noticed. Or maybe I didn't want to notice. The wet kisses passed unnoticed. He mentioned again that he had been thinking a lot about making love to me lately. Gradually, the advances got more direct and forward. Somewhere along the line, I started to say no and it came out OK. That's when I knew it was time. I was surprised, but I knew I was ready, due to his persistence. So I gave in. I was scared, nervous, uncomfortable, but exhilarated, happy, excited, and curious. I actually found myself looking forward to it. I was overwhelmed by the sheer pleasure and the romantic moment. I sent him out of the room, then I stripped my way up the stairs, leaving a boot at the foot of the stairs, another boot a couple of steps up, my dress a couple of steps after that, my pantyhose a step up from there, my bra at the top of the stairs, and my panties hanging on the doorknob of the bedroom. I waited completely naked on the bed, wrapped in a sheet. He quickly stripped down to his undies and climbed on the bed next to me. I was tingling. After a little foreplay, I took his underpants off. Then we curled up and gave each other oral simultaneously. We did that for about half an hour. Then I rolled over on my back and he went inside. We had intercourse for quite a long time. He was very good, and he told me he enjoyed it too. I had two or three orgasms and he came too. It was excellent! He was very good! It was passionate and romantic, about as good as a girl's first time can be. Afterwards, I felt a mix of emotions: sadness, exhilaration, excitement, disappointment, deep romance, nervousness, peace, a bit of regret, but also happiness, satisfaction, and a myriad of other feelings. It was all something of a jumble. It was a wonderful first experience, very romantic and tender. He was patient and he was very good. I felt like part of me had just died, but I also felt like I had just started an exciting new adventure, one I would enjoy many times afterwards. What a great birthday present!
  • I was 25 when I lost it.
  • I was 25.
  • I was 25 when I lost mine.

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