Nov 15th 2010 By Jeremy Taylor
Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with.
Teenagers are far more likely to use a condom than adults.
Researchers at the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University
surveyed 5,865 people between age 14 and 94 on their sexual activities. Among the findings was that about 70 percent of those surveyed between 14 and 17 used condoms
the last time they had intercourse. Interestingly, that was true for less than 20 percent of people above the age of 25.
Among sexually active 14-to-17-year-olds, males wrapped it up the last time they had sex at a rate of 79 percent, whereas females of that age incorporated a thin sheath of latex in their latest round of lovemaking 59 percent of the time.
Of course, a good deal of the discrepancy between the condom usage rates of teens and adults has to do with the greater likelihood that adults are married or in a committed relationship. Still, it would seem that teens need to sit many of their unattached older friends and relatives down for an uncomfortable conversation involving a banana as a prop.