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    More Than 9 Out of 10 Americans had Premarital Sex

    NEW YORK More than nine out of 10 Americans, men and women alike, have had premarital sex, according to a new study. The high rates extend even to women born in the 1940s, challenging perceptions that people were more chaste in the past.

    "This is reality-check research," said the study's author, Lawrence Finer. "Premarital sex is normal behavior for the vast majority of Americans, and has been for decades."

    Finer is a research director at the Guttmacher Institute, a private New York-based think tank that studies sexual and reproductive issues and which disagrees with government-funded programs that rely primarily on abstinence-only teachings. The study, released Tuesday, appears in the new issue of Public Health Reports.

    The study, examining how sexual behavior before marriage has changed over time, was based on interviews conducted with more than 38,000 people about 33,000 of them women in 1982, 1988, 1995 and 2002 for the federal National Survey of Family Growth. According to Finer's analysis, 99 percent of the respondents had had sex by age 44, and 95 percent had done so before marriage.

    Even among a subgroup of those who abstained from sex until at least age 20, four-fifths had had premarital sex by age 44, the study found.

    Finer said the likelihood of Americans having sex before marriage has remained stable since the 1950s, though people now wait longer to get married and thus are sexually active as singles for extensive periods.

    The study found women virtually as likely as men to engage in premarital sex, even those born decades ago. Among women born between 1950 and 1978, at least 91 percent had had premarital sex by age 30, he said, while among those born in the 1940s, 88 percent had done so by age 44.

    "The data clearly show that the majority of older teens and adults have already had sex before marriage, which calls into question the federal government's funding of abstinence-only-until-marriage programs for 12- to 29-year-olds," Finer said.

    Under the Bush administration, such programs have received hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding.

    "It would be more effective," Finer said, "to provide young people with the skills and information they need to be safe once they become sexually active which nearly everyone eventually will."

    Wade Horn, assistant secretary for children and families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, defended the abstinence-only approach for teenagers.

    "One of its values is to help young people delay the onset of sexual activity," he said. "The longer one delays, the fewer lifetime sex partners they have, and the less the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease."

    He insisted there was no federal mission against premarital sex among adults.

    "Absolutely not," Horn said. "The Bush administration does not believe the government should be regulating or stigmatizing the behavior of adults."

    Horn said he found the high percentages of premarital sex cited in the study to be plausible, and expressed hope that society would not look askance at the small minority that chooses to remain abstinent before marriage.

    However, Janice Crouse of Concerned Women for America, a conservative group which strongly supports abstinence-only education, said she was skeptical of the findings.

    "Any time I see numbers that high, I'm a little suspicious," she said. "The numbers are too pat."

    Leslee Unruh, who runs a South Dakota-based organization promoting abstinence-only education, contended that increasing numbers of young people were open to remaining chaste until marriage.
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    I can only imagine that the reason that young men want to have pre-marital sex is because they saw Britney Spears cooter. They want a cooter that doesn't look so darn droopy and dingy before they give the diamond ringy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BREW CREW View Post
    I can only imagine that the reason that young men want to have pre-marital sex is because they saw Britney Spears cooter. They want a cooter that doesn't look so darn droopy and dingy before they give the diamond ringy!

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    i swear that is like a bogus statistic. Where the hell are they doing these surveys? LA? San Fran?
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    Oh, but this can't be true! We're a "Christian nation," aren't we?!

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    "The Bush administration does not believe the government should be regulating or stigmatizing the behavior of adults."
    .....yet.


    However, Janice Crouse of Concerned Women for America, a conservative group which strongly supports abstinence-only education, said she was skeptical of the findings.
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    I've never had marital sex...

    Married people "do it"???

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    Only 9 out of 10? I'm disappointed America!
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    Yeah. What's the survey on the Links? Someone start a poll!
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod
    The study, examining how sexual behavior before marriage has changed over time, was based on interviews conducted with more than 38,000 people about 33,000 of them women in 1982, 1988, 1995 and 2002 for the federal National Survey of Family Growth. According to Finer's analysis, 99 percent of the respondents had had sex by age 44, and 95 percent had done so before marriage.

    Even among a subgroup of those who abstained from sex until at least age 20, four-fifths had had premarital sex by age 44, the study found.

    The study found women virtually as likely as men to engage in premarital sex, even those born decades ago. Among women born between 1950 and 1978, at least 91 percent had had premarital sex by age 30, he said, while among those born in the 1940s, 88 percent had done so by age 44.
    Where did they find these people? 44? Forty-four?? If someone ain't had sex, married or otherwise, by the age of 44, I kinda have to question their commitment! Even 30 is kinda pushing it, if you ask me. A better, simpler, more useful poll would have two questions: did you have premarital sex? how old were you the first time?

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    More than 9 out of 10?

    Wouldn't that be 10?
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    Not engaging in sex before marriage is the equivalent of purchasing an automobile and not knowing how to drive.

    Imagine hiring someone for a position they've never performed before, like doctor, lawyer or, god forbid, chef.

    Sorry, experiance preferred.
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    Hey, cool, I'm in the majority for a change!!!

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    And the less than one that didn't have pre-marital sex are probably lying.

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    great subject for a D U H test....or Duh
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