A new study is suggesting that women who waited to have sex later on in their life are less likely to get divorced….hmmmmm???
According to a new study, women who are sexually active early in their adolescence–specifically, before age 16–are more likely to divorce.
At first glance, the findings seemed alarming: multiple outlets (including this one), reported that up to 47 percent of women who lost their virginity during their teen years divorced within 10 years of getting married–implying that women who lose their virginity during adolescence will inevitably face conflict in their later adult relationships.
In fact, while the age at which sex first occurred was significant in determining women’s likelihood to divorce, more important was whether that sex qualified as “wanted.” That’s because the earlier women had their first sexual experience, the less frequently the sex was actually wanted. In short, the study’s conclusions were less about the correlation between when a girl loses her virginity and her risk of divorce than it was about how the nature of the first sexual experience affects later romantic relationships.