No consensus in definitions of 'had sex,' study finds

Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 08:14 in Psychology & Sociology

When people say they "had sex," what transpired is anyone's guess. A new study found that no uniform consensus existed when a representative sample of 18- to 96-year-olds was asked what the term meant to them. More than idle gossip, the answers to questions about sex can inform -- or misinform -- research, medical advice and health education efforts.

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