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Losing their virginity too soon is the biggest regret of many young people, new research has suggested. In the UK, one must be 16 years old or older to be considered able to legally consent to sex. However, it seems many people may not be ready to have intercourse at that age. The Natsal survey is done every decade or so in the UK and provides a detailed picture of the sexual behavior in the country.
The age at which you lose your virginity can have a huge impact on your sexual enjoyment
Still, scientists have discovered patterns that indicate that those who lose their virginity later in life may suffer from some side effects. Snyder revealed that those who wait to have sex until later in life due to religious beliefs, abstinence or other tend to feel a great deal of shame about their lack of sexual activity. This shame manifests as embarrassment and embarrassment equates to sexual dysfunction. The patients Snyder encounters often feel a great deal of anxiety about the problem which feeds into a cycle of embarrassment and dysfunction. According to ATTN : the average age at which people lose their virginity is
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