Can they be taught to see it more critically? Photo illustration by Sara Cwynar. By Maggie Jones. Then in ninth grade, he found online porn sites on his phone. The videos were good for getting off, he said, but also sources for ideas for future sex positions with future girlfriends.
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But concerns about virginity and teen sex are not necessarily backed by the data and not every adolescent is in a pact to lose their v-card before college. The reality is that only about half of teenagers have sex before high school graduation, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and that figure has not changed for more than a decade. W hile the data may quell some concerns, it raises new ones for parents as well. The percent of virgins in high school is a trend that has remained pretty consistent since , CDC data suggests. Only about one in four 9th-graders report that they have ever had sex. That figure climbs steadily throughout high school, culminating in the 12th grade, when about 60 percent claim to have had sex. If nothing else, this data debunks the myth that high schoolers are all sexually active — nearly half are still virgins by graduation!
Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first. Students with cellphones in hand. Teela was 13 years old when she first watched pornography. Global News has agreed not to use her last name.
One morning in , Leah DuBuc, a twenty-two-year-old college student in Kalamazoo, began writing an essay for English class that she hoped would save her life. She knew that people like her had been beaten, bombed, shot at, killed. DuBuc had grown up in Howell, Michigan, a small town of berry and melon farmers. In high school, she had thrived.