There is a large time gap between puberty and maturity. All of us are born as virgins, but normal people do not dispute over virginity of newborns. The same normal people cast doubts on the value of virginity of immature teenagers who have not reached this stage of physical and mental development that allows them to make an informed choice. Immature young people are privileged by laws protecting their undisturbed development and should be aware of their privileges. dr Halat, noxologistThe reproductive tissues (testes, ovaries, prostate, uterus) reach adult weight at age twenty.
Source of data: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development
edited by SJ Ulijaszek, FE Johnston, MA Preece, J Tanner, First published 1998
Age at first sexual intercourse: 2005 GLOBAL AVERAGE = 17.4 Data on 41 countries obtained from the Durex Global Sex Survey 2005 (317,000 responses) 2006 GLOBAL AVERAGE = 19.2 Data on 26 countries obtained from the Durex Global Sex Survey 2006 (26,032 responses)
First sexual intercourse is the most memorable milestone of human development, this is why virginity offered to the spouse is the most precious wedding gift. Obviously, virginity lost before marriage cannot be offered since this valuable asset is irrenewable. dr Halat, noxologistAge at first sexual intercourse and percent distribution by age difference between male/female and respectively female/male partner of first sexual intercourse: United States, 2002 Both genders 15 - 44 years of age. Source of numerical data: Data from Cycle 6 (2002) of the National Survey of Family Growth U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics