The Jeff Ward Show

Blog > The Jeff Ward Show > Couples losing their virginity today have a 'better experience than those 25 years ago'

Couples losing their virginity today have a 'better experience than those 25 years ago'

It is a moment few of us forget - albeit not always for the right reasons.

But people losing their virginity today have a better experience than those 20-30 years ago, a study claims.

Researchers from Illinois State University questioned more than 5,000 people in a Midwestern
U.S. university over a 23-year period.

 
Couples having sex for the first time have a better experience than those losing their virginity 20-30 years ago, researchers claim

Couples having sex for the first time have a better experience than those losing their virginity 20-30 years ago, researchers claim

 

Questionnaires completed between 1990 and 2012 involved those whose first experience of intercourse had occurred up to a decade before (e.g. 1980).

They revealed the first time had improved for both men and women - and the different emotions each gender felt.

Whereas men tend to feel more anxious about their performance, they also tend to get more pleasure during their first sexual encounter than women - who were more likely to feel guilt.

The largest gender difference found was for pleasure, although the effect size was very large for all three emotions.

Read more:

The Jeff Ward Show

When it comes to taxes, corporate America is getting a bit less corporate. And a bit less American. Fueled by a...
Success in the National Football League doesn't protect players from bankruptcy. Nearly 16 percent of NFL players...
Plank looked at Leon Duncan, who works under Kuehl. "What do you think?" he asked. Replied Duncan: "Kevin, he...
Ever since Lynda Carter swooped in with her blown-out hair and bulletproof wristbands back in 1975, we have yet to...
Texas and Texas A&M haven’t played since 2011. Longhorns coach Charlie Strong and Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin...