Teen sexual activity varies according
to contextual factors - such as the normal behaviour in a certain
culture, at a particular time. In 1999, most U.S. adolescents
15 and under have not had sexual intercourse. The likelihood of
teenagers having sexual intercourse increases steadily
with age. Over half of 17-year olds have had sex.
A great deal of behaviour associated with sex is learned from
observation and practice.
Motives for Initiating Sex:
There are 3 reasons why most teens initiate sex:
1) Sexual arousal causes them to seek out sex with a partner.
This occurs more for males than females.
2) Curiosity causes most boys to seek out sexual activity. This
not the case for girls.
3) Affection is the reason most girls initiate sexual intercourse.
This is not the case for most boys.
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