Reasons for the first sexual intercourse among young adults in France 2016, by gender

This graph presents the distribution of the main reasons for the first sexual intercourse among young adults in France in a survey from 2016, by gender. The survey reveals that 53,6 percent of women declared that love and tenderness was the main ground for their first sexual experience whereas 47 percent of men stated that desire was their major reason for their first sexual intercourse.

Distribution of the main reasons for the first sexual intercourse among young adults in France in 2016, by reason and by gender

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Source

Release date

October 2018

Region

France

Survey time period

January 8 to August 1, 2016

Number of respondents

2,209 respondents

Age group

18-29 years

Special properties

Metropolitan France

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Persons who experienced a forced first sexual intercourse were excluded.

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