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Harvard life: Little sex, even less drugs

h12h12h12h12 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
edited December 2012 in College Life
Really interesting stuff here: Harvard Crimson: Senior Survey 2012
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Replies to: Harvard life: Little sex, even less drugs

  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Registered User Posts: 33,836 Senior Member
    Little sex? Looks like over 70% have had at least one partner. I must be missing something...
  • Islander4Islander4 Registered User Posts: 1,532 Senior Member
    Top schools have sexually active students, too.
  • ThisMortalSoilThisMortalSoil Registered User Posts: 928 Member
    I'm a bit shocked that 30% of women didn't have sex.
  • Davidabb84Davidabb84 - Posts: 1,355 Senior Member
    Little sex? Looks like over 70% have had at least one partner. I must be missing something...

    Unless your Alma Mater is BYU or Liberty that's a pretty low number for a bunch of 18-22 year olds.

    Also, very high number of virgins who entered I see.
  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Registered User Posts: 33,836 Senior Member
    ^ Um... that's really not a low number. There are still plenty of women out there that are putting off sex for cultural, religious, or even practical reasons (haven't had the opportunity). And considering that many people didn't have sex in high school, the virgin number is not surprising either...

    You're not even IN college yet. Wait until you get there before you start making statements about student populations if you haven't experienced any yet.
  • AerobugAerobug Registered User Posts: 773 Member
    I've seen so many threads dissing on Harvard today haha
  • rd2012rd2012 Registered User Posts: 552 Member
    Reading this makes me feel like sht. I'm going to college this fall and I already know I'll be one of the only students who won't have a partner or have sex just because I'm 5'7. It really sucks how shallow girls can be.
  • TomServoTomServo Registered User Posts: 2,047 Senior Member
    That's nothing, try being a 29-year-old virgin undergrad surrounded by people ten years younger than you with way, WAY more experience with the opposite sex. It makes you feel like a little kid around people two-thirds your age.
  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Registered User Posts: 33,836 Senior Member
    rd, you really should start by not referring to girls as shallow. It's not like height is some magical way to get laid. My current bf was a virgin until we started dating. He's over 6 ft, very attractive, and rather outgoing. Everyone was shocked when he was still a virgin at 20. So, people that you perceive as not being virgins might surprise you...

    OTOH, I know guys who are much shorter than myself (I'm 6 ft) who have had sex. Yes, most females are looking for guys that are taller than themselves but as the average female is < 5'7", it's probably not your height that's holding you back.

    Don't assume you'll be the only virgin or even one of the only virgins. Don't assume it's your height that's stopping you from getting a girl.
  • AUGirlAUGirl Registered User Posts: 2,890 Senior Member
    Reading this makes me feel like sht. I'm going to college this fall and I already know I'll be one of the only students who won't have a partner or have sex just because I'm 5'7. It really sucks how shallow girls can be.

    I agree with romani. It's your attitude that's not going to get you a girl. Not your height. I don't think I've even dated a guy and/or liked a guy who was over like 5'8.

    BTW: Average height for girls in the US is 5'4 and around the world is 5'3. That means you're basically the 'perfect' height for about half of the girls in the US. Your height isn't a problem.
  • insomniaticinsomniatic - Posts: 1,287 Senior Member
    And considering that many people didn't have sex in high school, the virgin number is not surprising either...

    By 19, 70% of males and females are not virgins:

    Facts on American Teens' Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Islander4Islander4 Registered User Posts: 1,532 Senior Member
    Reading this makes me feel like sht. I'm going to college this fall and I already know I'll be one of the only students who won't have a partner or have sex just because I'm 5'7. It really sucks how shallow girls can be.

    5'7" may not be the tallest but it's fairly average. Most girls won't care about height as long as you look decent, have self-esteem, and can socialize without major issues. You'd be surprised at how many fine girls would take a liking to you.
  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Registered User Posts: 33,836 Senior Member
    insom, yes... 19 would put you squarely in college. In fact, that gives you about a year of college. Therefore, that doesn't do anything to support or contradict my claim.

    It says the average age is about 17. That's a late junior or senior in high school. So again, "many" have it after that. Also, the statistics they are working on are 6-10 years old, fwiw, and it says that people have been putting off sex in the last decade or so so the number might actual be higher than that now.
  • insomniaticinsomniatic - Posts: 1,287 Senior Member
    Also, the statistics they are working on are 6-10 years old

    "In 2009"

    "In 2006–2010"

    You may want to check your math. :)
  • romanigypsyeyesromanigypsyeyes Registered User Posts: 33,836 Senior Member
    ^ Check the sources cited for that statistic:
    2. Chandra A et al., Fertility, family planning, and reproductive health of U.S. women: data from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth, Vital and Health Statistics, 2005, Series 23, No. 25

    3. Martinez GM et al., Fertility, contraception, and fatherhood: data on men and women from Cycle 6 (2002) of the National Survey of Family Growth, Vital and Health Statistics, 2006, Series 23, No. 26.

    2002-2006.
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