New study claims there's a link between your genes and when you lose your virginity

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A new study has just been published claiming that scientists have found a link between your genetic make-up and the age you lose your virginity.

Other than the fact we'd always assumed that the age you begin to have sex is down to personal and social influences, a team at Cambridge University have successfully identified a bunch of gene differences that can affect everything from the age you hit puberty to the age you're most likely to lose your virginity. 

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According to Dr John Perry, one of the authors behind the study, the results from over 380,000 participants prove that biological factors make up a quarter of peoples decision: "We were able to calculate for the first time that there is a heritable component to age at first sex, and the heritability is about 25%, so one quarter nature, three quarters nurture."

Although it sounds completely crazy, the research is actually focused on a bunch of gene variants associated with risk-taking behaviour -  meaning that if you carry one of the 38 variants (like CADM2) you're more likely to have sex at a younger age. 

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So, when you think about it; it kinda makes sense.

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