(Graphic from http://www.durex.com/index.html)
LONDON, ONT. (CUP) — The results are in, Quebec loves love and more 14-year-olds are getting laid.
Durex Canada recently released a survey revealing sexuality trends among Canadian youth.
The poll surveyed 2,000 people nationally between the ages of 18 to 29, said Barbara Case, senior consultant of Decima Research, the company that conducted the survey.
Nationally, 43 per cent of Canadian teens do the horizontal polka at least once a week, but, in Ontario, only 37 per cent get laid on a weekly basis, making Ontario the most sexually deprived province in Canada.
“That’s not enough – it’s a shame,” said second-year University of Western Ontario student Derrick Johnston, who gave credit to the sexuality class he is now attending for his insights into sex.
Overall, 39 per cent of teenagers questioned lost their virginity because they were in love, 20 per cent get some sweet loving after the first week of a relationship and Quebec youth are more apt to make whoopee at a younger age than kids in other provinces.
The survey also revealed that Canadian youth are having more sex when they are younger. Sixteen per cent of those polled were under 14 for their first time and 38 per cent were between the ages of 15-17. Quebec seems to be the most sex-crazed province, as the study revealed that the province’s teens tend to be the most likely to lose their virginity at a younger age.
“I used to get it more when I was younger,” said fourth-year sociology student Andrea, who declined to give her last name, adding, “You get tired of the walk of shame after a one night stand.”
“The whole purpose of doing the survey is to raise the profile of the issue,” said Ted Conley, vice-president of consumer marketing at Durex. “People should abstain before they can handle the consequences.”
“This is one sphere of student life the [University Students’ Council] should get involved in, now or later,” joked Student Council President Chris Sinal.
* 42 per cent of females do the hanky panky for the first time between the ages of 15-17 as opposed to 25 per cent of males.
* 76 per cent of the youths surveyed use condoms with a new bed buddy.
* 27 per cent of the respondents in the prairies wait until marriage to do the nasty.
* 37 per cent of Quebecers said that if they had to wait for sex after the first week in a relationship, they would be more likely to shack up with a new partner.