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CHS students discuss their virginity, and when it’s a good time to lose it

CHS students discuss their virginity, and when it’s a good time to lose it

Sarah Lynch and Maddie Curtis

February 18, 2017

The average American loses his or her virginity at age 17, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between the ages of 20 and 24, about 12 percent of females and 14 percent of males are virgins. While some sources argue the average age is slightly earlier or later, statistics...

Students say masturbation is stigmatized based on gender

Students say masturbation is stigmatized based on gender

Courtney Kushnir and Lara Graney

February 18, 2017

Masturbation. Just saying the word can bring cringes, averted eyes and red cheeks, which is why there are hundreds of euphemisms to avoid saying it. But here’s the truth: a 2011 study by JAMA Pediatrics, a publication of the Journal of the American Medical Association, surveyed 800 teenagers between...

Families address, or avoid, the “S” word

Families address, or avoid, the “S” word

Caroline Monaghan

February 17, 2017

Approximately 65 percent of CHS students do not talk to their parents about sex, according to a survey of 228 students from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, and 68 percent do not feel comfortable bringing up the subject. Conversations with parents about sex can be anything from awkward to helpful, with rules set...

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