Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Monday, 17 August 2015

Girls Staying Virgins Longer in US

Girls are losing their virginity later in life, 
according to a new survey

Forget the prom or the back seat of a car – more girls are waiting until after college to lose their virginity, a new survey finds.

The "Ultimate College Girl Survey," conducted by HerCampus.com, an online community for college women, was conducted during the 2011-12 academic year and involved nearly 2,600 participants between the ages of 17 and 23.

Sixty-nine percent of those surveyed said that they didn't lose their virginity until they turned 18, while 43 percent of respondents were still virgins at the time of the survey.

OK, I used to be good at math but it seems to have slipped away from me. If 69% didn't lose their virginity until they were 18, how could 43% still be virgins at the time of the survey?

For those respondents who had already had sex, 12.3 percent lost their virginity at 17, while 9.5 percent said that their first time was at age 16. Participants hailed from 677 different US schools, with graduating classes 2012 through 2015 almost equally represented.

"The delay in first sex in the HerCampus.com survey seems high, which may be due to selectivity in who is interviewed," Laura Lindberg, a senior research associate at Guttmacher, told Self Magazine. "However, it's not surprising that girls attending college wait to have sex later than other girls, for many reasons," she says, citing race, income and parents' education as potential factors.

Even still, she adds that being a virgin likely has less of a stigma today than it has in recent years. "We hear over and over from readers that they are waiting for the right guy to have sex for the first time, rather than simply viewing it as an item to check off their high school or college bucket list," Kaplan says.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the US, young girls are waiting longer to have their first sexual experience. The proportion of 15- to 19-year-old females who had been sexually active at least once declined from 51 percent in 1988 to 43 percent in 2006-2010.

For males, CDC data suggests the decline is even greater -- the proportion of 15- to 19-year-old males who had been sexually active at least once dropped from 60 percent in 1988 to 42 percent in 2006-2010.

That's pretty amazing!