Breakfast Eaters May Be Latecomers To Sex

By: Catherine Strawn / December 29, 2008

Did you eat strawberry Pop Tarts every day before driving off to high school? Were you the last of your friends to start having sex? According to a study of 1,500 people in Japan, teenagers who skip breakfast are more likely to lose their virginity at a younger age. The average cherry-popping of a cereal-eater happened around age 19, while those who skipped the first (and arguably most important) meal of the day lost their V-card at 17.5. Scientists think this finding is related to family life, especially because teens who were annoyed by their mothers were also more likely to have sex at a younger age. But, maybe the study just explains why moms are always so adamant about making their kids put some food in their mouths in the morning. [Telegraph UK]