It may seem like everyone's doing it, but only 50% of high school teens are having sex.
In a national survey, researchers found that only half of all high school students are having sex, which goes against the image we see in TV and movies, where it seems like everyone is doing it. Sometimes it seems like everyone you know is having sex, but remember, definitely not everyone is doing it, and sometimes people exaggerate or even lie about their actions.
Growing up involves a lot of tough choices, and a lot of people look to their friends or peers to help them decide what to do, rather than thinking on their own. To have sex or not have sex is a big decision for every person, whether you are in high school or not. You do not have to live up to the ideal teenager you see in the media, because it doesn’t really exist. Don’t let outside pressures influence your decisions.