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Old 10-13-2012, 01:05 PM
 
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What are your observations?
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:28 PM
 
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I think it depends on how the children were raised.

Personally, I decided to remain abstinent because I didn't want to get pregnant or any STDs. I also knew that there were emotional issues when it comes to having sex, as well as, getting a bad reputation.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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My observation is that the hormones of teenage males begin to take effect in preadolescence and are very hard to control from the beginning. Staying chaste in both body and mind throughout adolescence is a possible but rare feat for men. I read that 18 is when the average male has his peak sex drive. The sex drive is almost always oriented to the physical and visual, with little preoccupation with emotional concerns. A typical boy nowadays will make use of internet porn on his smartphone, tablet, or computer, or a friend's, beginning by the age of 11 or 12, as a masturbation aid. He will also fantasize - perhaps violently - about "hot girls" from the age of 10 or so. He may feel some guilt in doing so (fantasizing and masturbating), but eventually that will dissipate as he gets older.

The sexual hormones of girls kick in, on average, earlier. When they do is largely a function of stored body fat. Girls that have more begin earlier than thinner girls. The manifestations are different from those of boys. Their sexual appetites are less intense, on average, and far less visual.

The average age for loss of virginity in the U.S. is stable at 17.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:03 AM
 
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I think it depends on how the children were raised.

Personally, I decided to remain abstinent because I didn't want to get pregnant or any STDs. I also knew that there were emotional issues when it comes to having sex, as well as, getting a bad reputation.
Hormones have nothing to do with how a person is raised. Hormones are chemicals that are released in your body.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:06 AM
 
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My observations with my boys is that they started to physically mature between ages 12-14. Many of the girls were already much more physically mature than the boys at 12. I assume that means that hormones kick in earlier with girls than boys but I am not sure what age that is.

My sons play sports as do some of their girlfriends. While talking to some of the girls it is obvious that there is less of a physical difference between the freshmen and senior girls than there is with the boys.
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