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No Foolin' Around: The Results of the Sex Survey

No Foolin' Around: The Results of the Sex Survey



Thanks for expressing your opinions in the iEmily sex survey. See below to find out how you voted on all the questions we asked and come back to iEmily often to take more fun surveys.

More than half of you are not sexually active:
Not sexually active and not likely to be: 53%
Not sexually active, but thinking about it: 30%
Yes, sexually active: 11%
Not sexually active at the moment, but have had sex before: 6%

 
Many of you go the responsible route and always practice safe sex:
53% said "Always" practice safe sex
20% said "Never"
14% said "Seldom"
13% said "Almost always"

 
Most of you use condoms only as your method of birth control:
Condoms: 55%
Other: 21%
Condom and another method (spermicide, diaphragm, the Pill, etc.): 15%
Birth control pills: 9%

 
The majority of you are happy that you made the decision to have sex:
Happy about it: 72%
I wish I had waited: 28%

 
Here are the percentages of your friends that are sexually active:
70% said that less than half of their buddies are sexually active
14% said half
12% said more than half
4% said all of their friends are sexually active

 
Here's how far you've gone if you haven't had sex yet:
Kissing: 56%
Fondling: 27%
Oral sex: 17%

 
Many of you said that in your area, many people become sexually active in high school:
43% said 9th and 10th grade
24%: 7th and 8th grade
19%: 11th and 12th grade
9%: after 12th grade
5%: before 7th grade

 
The majority of you think that people in relationships are more likely to have sex than single teens:
51% said those in relationships have more sex than single teens.
35% believe single teens and those in relationships are equally active.
14% feel that single teens have more sex than those in relationships.

 
You are split down the middle about who you think is more likely to have sex:
Teens with more controlling parents: 50%
Teens with more lenient (more relaxed) parents: 50%

 
Here's what you think about your siblings—older or younger—having sex:
No way they're doing that: 46%
I really don't know what my siblings are up to: 23%
Yes I'm sure of it: 21%
Yes I think so: 10%

 
Here are your opinions about who you think is more likely to have sex:
76% believe that teens with lower GPAs are more likely to do it
24% think that teens with higher GPAs are more likely to have sex

 
The overwhelming majority of you felt that alcohol affects the likelihood of having sex:
72% felt that kids who drink are more likely to have sex.
28% felt that those who don't drink are just as likely to have sex.

 
Most of you have never pretended to know more about sex that you actually do:
No: 54%
Yes: 46%

 
You all had some interesting myths about sex to share with the rest of the iEmily community. Remember, these are MYTHS, so they're not true! Here's what you said:
  • Myth: Sex is the best thing in the world.
  • Myth: You can't get pregnant the first time you have sex.
  • Myth: If you haven't had your period, then you can't get pregnant.
  • Myth: A girl can't get pregnant standing up.
  • Myth: After the first time you have sex, you get addicted to it.
  • Myth: Oral sex can get you pregnant.
  • Myth: Mountain Dew causes sperm count to go down.
  • Myth: Jumping up and down after sex will make sure you don't get pregnant.
  • Myth: A condom is 100% effective.
  • Myth: If you have sex before you're 16, you'll die 24 hours after you finish it.
  • Myth: Everyone does it!!
  • Myth: If the guy "pulls out" of the girl before he has an orgasm, then it is safe sex.
  • Myth: Sex makes a guy's penis change color.
  • Myth: You can't pee for three days after you have sex for the first time.
  • Myth: If you have sex without a condom and a boy climaxes inside you, then you have to pee to get the sperm out.
  • Myth: You lose your virginity when you use a tampon.
  • Myth: You can die if his penis is too hard.
  • Myth: You can't get pregnant if you have sex in a swimming pool.
 
Last Modified Date: 12/27/2000