However, the ideal frequency of sex for both men and women with a familiar partner is two or three times per week.Only 15 percent of men and 12 percent of women say they'd ideally want to have sex every day.
The national telephone survey, released this week by the Kaiser Family Foundation, polled 505 teens between the ages of 15 to 17 and was conducted July 11 to 17, 2002 by International Communications Research.
Sixty-five percent of men and 69 percent of women say 10 p.m. Singles spend nearly .53 per month on dating-related activities, totaling about 8.36 each year per individual.
With 111 million singles in the United States, this amounts to about billion annually, says.
Rather than using a form of birth control that might protect them from a sexually transmitted disease, 6 in 10 said they are more likely to use birth control pills than condoms if they are in a relationship with someone they trust.
Although they feel it's more important to use a condom in casual encounters, more than 70% of teens agreed that girls are more empowered to ask that condoms be used with a boyfriend than during a "hookup." Most teens said it was easier to talk about the risk of STDs with someone they were in a relationship with or trusted.