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Research reveals that not everyone is doing it

Illustration: Anne Freier

Harris was 21 years old when he met his first girlfriend.

They sat next to each other in a seminar on global health in college. He hadn’t been looking for a romantic encounter; it just happened. His friends applauded; his family sighed with relief that, finally, their “precious boy” had met a nice girl. “I don’t know what all the fuss was about,” he says. “I just wasn’t interested in dating before.”

Sexual late bloomers are often regarded as odd or even dysfunctional by society. But some emerging research takes the side of young people like Harris: Teenagers who don’t…

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