The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has reported that more than 1 in every 5 adults have sex.
The AAP’s latest study found that 1 in 10 adults ages 18 to 49 have engaged in sexual activity.
“Sexual activity has become an increasingly popular activity in recent years,” Dr. John Pemberton, an epidemiologist at the AAP, said in a statement.
“But many people still do not understand the potential risks and benefits of sexual activity.”
According to the study, 1 in 50 adults ages 50 and older has engaged in sex in the past year.
The survey found that 9% of those ages 18-49 have sex with someone they have never met, while 19% have engaged with someone from the same gender.
“One in five Americans are now sexually active,” Pembert said.
“It’s important to note that the number of people engaging in sexual behavior is not necessarily a reflection of how often they do so.
Sexual activity is a very socially acceptable behavior.”
The report also found that more men than women are having sex.
About 3.5% of women reported engaging in sex with a partner, compared to 1.7% of men.
The findings also show that the rate of sexual behaviors among the U.S. population is increasing.
In 2016, the rate for women was 9.5 per 100,000 people, while men were 12.4 per 100 million.
The percentage of people who had engaged in an extramarital sexual activity increased from 5.2% in 2010 to 10.4% in 2016.
The report found that the rates of sexual violence against women and girls have increased in recent decades.
The report found an increase of nearly 30% in sexual assault cases in 2016 compared to 2015.
According to Pemberson, the study showed that sexual violence has become a more prevalent problem.
“This report offers a critical and timely update to the national conversation about sexual violence,” he said.