First-time sex experience among young adults in China 2019, by life period

According to a survey on the sex life in China released in 2019, younger Chinese adults were more open-minded towards sex compared to their older counterparts. In that survey, almost half of the respondents aged between 18 and 24 years had sex for the first time before high school or while in high school. In comparison, around 29 percent of the respondents between 31 and 34 years shared the same experience during that life stage.

Share of young adult respondents having sex for the first time in China as of July 2019, by life phase

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Release date

August 2019



Survey time period

July 2019

Number of respondents

6,551 respondents

Age group

18-34 years

Special properties

4,695 people born between 1985 and 1989; 1,856 people born between 1995 and 2001

Method of interview

Online survey

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