Losing Virginity Later Can Lead To Sexual Problems

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From ABC By Dan Childs While past research has linked early sexual activity to health problems, a new study suggests that waiting too long to start having sex carries risks of its own.

Those who lose their virginity at a later age -- around 21 to 23 years of age -- tend to be more likely to experience sexual dysfunction problems later, say researchers at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute's HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. The study will appear in the January 2008 issue of the American Journal of Public Health.

Tango’s Take We’ll be damned. It looks like if you don’t use it, you do lose it. That probably means hairy palms and blindness are back on the table. We hope that all of the sex ed teachers are getting this. Blue balls exist and teenagers need sex. And even worse, teenagers that have sex too early have problems. Most of theirs involve STDs and weird emotional issues like compulsory sex (called nymphomania in women and satyriasis in men). It looks like South Park’s Chef was right all along. The right age to have sex is 17. Or right after the prom.

Note: The study does not imply that waiting necessarily hurts people. They hypothesize that people who wait may have problems (lack of arousal and problems climaxing, specifically) that make them shy away from sexual contact. Waiting doesn't hurt? Clearly, they have never been teenager boys or late-bloomers. Read More Of The Original Article…

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