A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that the percentage of Black teenagers who have had sex has dropped by 22 percentage points over the past 20 years. In 1991, 82 percent of Black teenagers reporting having had sex. In 2011, the percentage had dropped to 60 percent.

For all races and ethnic groups, 47 percent of teenagers in 2011 reported having had sex. This was down from 54 percent in 1991.

The data also showed that in 2011, 25 percent of Black teenagers who were sexually active have had four or more sexual partners. This was down from 43 percent in 1991.

{snip}

Topics: ,

Share This

We welcome comments that add information or perspective, and we encourage polite debate. If you log in with a social media account, your comment should appear immediately. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you may comment as a guest, using a name and an e-mail address of convenience. Your comment will be moderated.
  • JohnEngelman

    The United States is experiencing a sexual counter revolution. I think this is a good thing. 
                
    The sexual revolution reached its extreme during the 1970s.  
                        
    I was a teenager during what deserves to be called in retrospect, “the sexually repressive 1960s.” Although abortion was illegal, and condoms were difficult to purchase I never heard of a girl in my junior or senior high school who got pregnant. 
                 
    Even the Beatles asked for nothing more than, “I want to hold your hand.” 

    • newscomments70

      “Even the Beatles asked for nothing more than, “I want to hold your hand.” ” They sang those innocent songs because they had to. Before they were famous, they were working and partying in the red light district of Hamburg, Germany. They would literally do anything with two legs. John Lennon was known for his penchant for cross-dressers. They caught more STD’s than you can imagine. If you look on youtube, I’m sure you can find the documentary. The Beatles were sick and disgusting. Their early bubble gum music was utter nonsense. 

      • Sherman_McCoy

        Nonsense, maybe.  But from a pop song writing standpoint, very innovative and well done for its time.

        But I would never use the Beatles as a moral compass.

        • Rocky Bass,

           Didn’t they like invent 174ish new “Beatle Chords” that had not been used before? While morally repugnant in a number of ways, they were an incredible group of talents (I know, mostly Lennon and McCartney). They certainly left their mark on music forever.

      • I don’t know, I’m simply not too much interested. But, my $ 0.02: the Beatles are over-rated (just like Charlie Chaplin in his prime). This is essentially music for adolescents & not much more. Just- they’re not some moral monsters; in their times, they had been fresh & resonated with the tide of irrationality & fun time that swept the Western world. Similar to jazz age during 1920s.

    • Sherman_McCoy

      Speaking of that, go on youtube and search for that video about the Beatles as old men.  Hysterical.

    • ed91

       I don’t remember condoms being hard to purchase in the 60’s.  There was a condom machine in every filling station and you could buy them in a drug store as far as I can remember.   I will grant that now they seem to throw them at the kids, large bowls of them, free at many schools, colleges.   
      sex has been thrown at us from every angle, while self discipline is looked down on by most of the left.  and here we are.

      • JohnEngelman

        One should keep in mind that the military, beloved by the right, does not harbor an environment conducive to chastity. 

        • ed91

           if you’re answering my post (as it says underneath)

          what the heck did I say about the military?

          • JohnEngelman

            Conservatives blame liberals for sexual immorality. Then they often idealize the military, which has a highly sexually charged environment. Rape and sexual harassment are rife in the military, and there is the culture of prostitution. 

          • ed91

            sexual crimes in the military are reported in the media far more often than sexual crimes at universities.   Universities tend to hide that info so as to not scare or chase away prospective students. 
            I’m not sure where you get your facts/stats about sexual crimes in the military but I think you are incorrect.  
            Culture of prostitution?  wth are you talking about?

          • JohnEngelman

            ed91,
                                      
            Associated Press 
            One-third of women in the military and 6 percent of men said they were sexually harassed, according to the latest Pentagon survey on the issue…
                                
            There were 2,688 sexual assaults reported last year by people in uniform, the figures showed.
            http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23636487/ns/us_news-military/t/pentagon-releases-sexual-harassment-data/#.UCmozVaPVJU
                           
            Anyone who has been in the military knows what the culture of prostitution is.  

          • LaSantaHermandad

            Women have no place in combat situations. A nation that doesn’t protect its women won’t survive for very long. The ordeals that men suffer when they’re captured are bad enough. I shudder to think about what happens to the women who are captured especially with the enemy with whom we are dealing.

          • LaSantaHermandad

            2688 Sexual Assaults? Sounds like an average month in Philadelphia or Camden.

  • crystal evans

    When I was in high school, there were a few girls in high school that got pregnant.  But this was something that was not accepted. Girls who got pregnant, were home schooled until they gave birth and were able to return to school. In my day, parents had to approve whether kids could get sex education in schools. The films that was shown in school were shown the evening before on the local PBS station so parents could determine whether they should let their children see the film or not.

  • Chimp Master Rules

    I don’t buy it.  Teen aged pregnancy rates, unwed mothers and one-parent families have exploded for the negro since the 1960s.  If you look at just the rate of unwed mothers, for example, you see a sky-rocketting since 1990 and it was at 72% in 2010.

    You have to assume that the “pregnancy” part of the equation comes from over-sexed negresses.  But the “unwed” part comes from the fact that the buck is too young, too broke or too inmature to get married.

    I doubt whites or mexicans are involved so who’s impregnating these creatures if not teen bucks?

    • crystal evans

      These kids have no clue as to what marriage is. They have only seen married couples only on television because they have no relatives who are married. Their parents have kids from other people and this is the norm that they are used to.

    •  I gave stats, ca. 40% of fathers of Black mothers’ babies are not Black males. This goes for all mothers, irrespective of age.

    • Detroit_WASP

      quote:

      “who’s impregnating these creatures if not teen bucks?”

      Bill Clinton has been looking a little tired lately.

  • Who cares?

    They are still diseased. 

    70% of those sexually active in Cincinnati have genital warts or some other form of HPV.
    http://news.yahoo.com/teens-dont-sex-still-risk-hpv-infection-202449629.html 

    Once you go black …. we don’t want the diseased you back.

    • IstvanIN

       Wow, black teenage girls have had an average of 6 sexual partners!  No wonder they are called hoes in rap music.

    • The Verdict of History

       I would nearly ALL blacks are diseased, and not just the sexually active ones…

    • Detroit_WASP
  • crystal evans

    It is not just that. In Japan, China, and Korea, students have to pass a grulling college admissions exam in order to get into the best universities. Attending the best universities usually leads to getting the best jobs coming out of college.

  • newscomments70

    The Beetles are very left wing and anti establishment. John Lennon splept with men. I prefer AC/DC, not into Whitney Houston. You should be careful what you say to people…you might go home some night with a broken jaw.

    • ed91

       I will always love their music………  paul is a left wing idiot though.  I don’t know much about the 32 yr dead Lennon

  • JohnEngelman

    I have lived in a neighborhood dominated by Vietnamese immigrants. I enjoyed it. My two best friends in high school were Chinese Americans. 

    • The Verdict of History

       I live in a majority Irish-Italian town.

      I bet you’d enjoy that quite a bit more.

  • Zapp Branigan

    Does anybody really believe the responses black teenagers give on surveys? With the reading comprehension scores they post nationwide, half the time they probably don’t even understand the question.

    • Sue

      However they’ve fixed these results, you know there’s no truth to it.

  • crystal evans

    It is no secret that kids who do not want to “lose their virginity” or to avoid pregnancy engage in oral or anal sex.

    • ed91

       yuck to that anal sex stuff.

  • LaSantaHermandad

    Some people like to argue that Elvis really never wrote anything nor did Sinatra.
    The lyrics in the mid/late sixties were considered deep but so many of them were totally meaningless e.g. “windmills of my mind”, “i never gave nothin’ to the tin man that he didn’t already have, Spinnin’ Wheel,  etc. and some of them were such downers. 
    Late fifties, early sixties music was trite but a young guy with a serious crush on a particular young lady could relate like Silhouettes and had a nice melody. I will admit however that I personally never met a girl whose name was RAMALAMADINGDONG.  Imagine bringing your latest girlfriend named SLOOPY home to meet your folks?
    Also you could dance to the music. I tried to dance to Jefferson Airplane’s White Rabbit. It didn’t go well and I hadn’t “fed my head”.

    • Fritz

      I agree about Elvis having had a great voice.  Just listen to, “It’s Now Or Never” or “No More” from the Blue Hawaii album.  Insted of signing on to become a Vegas attraction, the Liberace of rock music, he should have stuck to doing better music more in the vain of Roy Orbison.

  • Fritz

    Actually, Brian Epstein had the good fortune to have been in the right place at the right time to cash in on the oppertunity to manage the Beatles.  Before them, all Esstein had managed was a record store.  He didn’t especially care for rock music, but he was wise enough about music and business to see their potential.  It was a mutually benefitial relationship, but their talent is what inspired him to be a manager of a band.

  • crystal evans

    The only reason that Diana Ross was the lead singer of the Supremes was that she was Motown founder Barry Gordy’s girlfriend at the time. In fact, he fathered Diana’s first child, Rhonda Ross Kendrick.

  • crystal evans

    Today’s professional Black woman wants a man that is equal to her with a professional job and a high income. These men are few and far between because unfortunately, there are more men in prison than in college. Some of these professional men end up with white women or women of other races.

  • crystal evans

    Poor girls can get contraceptives at Planned Parenthood for little or no cost.

  • The Verdict of History

     No matter what, White males are to blame…

    We are the new Universal Whipping Boys.

  • ed91

     I disagree………..  if nothing else, the beatles leave much more music behind than whitney..
    they also were the lead wave of a musical revolution, while whitney was a great singer. 

  • ed91

     I’m with you.  The beatles showed their genius through their simplicity along with their innovative music and lyrics.

  • ed91

     they were from relatively poor backgrounds.

     All of a sudden, in their early 20’s, the world was theirs for the taking.

     Many of us would have done the same or worse. 

  • JohnEngelman

    On average, Orientals are slower to mature, less fertile, and less sexually active, have larger brains and higher IQ scores. Blacks are at the opposite end in each of these areas. Whites fall in the middle, often close to Orientals. The evidence shows that this is due to both genes and environment. I have suggested an evolutionary theory to explain this three-way pattern. 
                                         
    Of course, these differences are averages.
                                                                        
    – Professor J. Philippe Rushton
    http://www.charlesdarwinresearch.org/Race_Evolution_Behavior.pdf  

  • ed91

     leech

  • LaSantaHermandad

    This is a reply to Ed  who posted a reply to my remarks about Elvis vs. Sinatra. Just some responses:
    1. I’m not deaf but lately having a bout with Tinitis.

    2. “Sinatra’s vice was better by MILES! ” You’ve got that right. When it came to Vice “Old blue eyes” had few competitors. LOL!!
    3. I agree that his voice was good at the beginning of his career. Later he started jazzing everything up and practically talking his lyrics and didn’t hold on to notes. Everything was short and clipped.
    4. De gustibus non disputandum est.