The CDC’s annual report 2021 found that out of 17,000 teens between 14-18 years old, 3 quarters only felt attracted to the opposite sex.
12.2 percent of students in high school identified themselves as bisexual. 5.2 percent of students were unsure, 3.9 percent said “other”, and 3.2 percent identified as gay or lesbian.
The CDC has added a brand new option to the CDC’s survey this year. Teens who have “questioned” their sexuality can select “other” and “not sure”.
According to the CDC, between 2015 and 2020, the number of LGBTQ students increased from 11 percent up to 26 percent.
According to the New York Post:
The number of LGBTQ people continues to rise every year. Gallup conducted a survey in February, which revealed that 7.2% of adults were “something other than heterosexual”, the largest concentration being Gen Z.
It is not true that the increase in queer young people means there are fewer heterosexuals. This could simply be a sign that people feel more comfortable talking about their sexuality.
Ritch Savin, professor of developmental psychology at Cornell University and a former contributor to The Post, said that social media has made it more obvious that there are alternatives. It says in a positive manner, “Hey you don’t have to fit into these boxes. ”
Savin-Williams said, “It is not that there are more non-heterosexuals; it is just that they have declared and expressed it more .”
This study is not surprising given the trend of teenagers wanting to stand out and be different. There is no better way to stand out than to declare that you are homosexual, bisexual, or transgender.
The teenage years are a time to discover who you are. Teens adopt sexuality in accordance with their own self-image even if that doesn’t match who they really are.
Of the high school students surveyed, 57% never had any sexual experience. 34.6 % of them had an encounter with someone from the opposite gender. 6 % were in sexual contact with both sexes. And only 2.4% experienced sexual contact with only the same sex.
This disturbing trend is one of less sex. It could be due to an explosion in online pornography among teens, or the lack of physical contact that kids have with each other.