Teen Boys Lie About Having Sex

A survey commissioned by Seventeen magazine and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, asked 42 questions of 1,200 males between the ages of 15-22 about sex and relationships.

The findings indicate:

  • 30% said they were virgins
  • 45% lied about how far they have gone.
  • 24% lied about the number of sexual partners they’ve had.
  • 23% claimed not to be a vigin when they were.
  • 57% of sexually active males said they had had unprotected sex.
  • 51% said having sex before marriage was acceptable in their family.
  • 53% said they had had a conversation with a parent about preventing pregnancy.
  • 66% said they be happy in a serious relationship that didn’t include sex.

For me, the most disturbing data, are the percentage of sexually active males who had had unprotected sex and the low percentage who had had a conversation with their parents about preventing pregnancy.   Peer pressure continues to play a major role in what males tell other males about sex.