Millennium surge in teenage sex

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The majority of young people plan to welcome in the new millennium with sex, according to a survey today.

The majority of young people plan to welcome in the new millennium with sex, according to a survey today.

More than 60% of the country's 16 to 21-year-olds said they thought their New Year partying would end in love-making, said the survey, by condom-maker Durex.

A third said they expected to have sex with someone new.

Even the sexually inexperienced were determined to have fun - nearly a quarter of the virgins questioned said they were set to welcome in the new millennium with sex.

The results seem to bear out earlier findings that Britain's young lovers were the most sexually active in the world, having sex an average 133 times a year, the company said.

Durex's Sarah Rose warned: "While they clearly have big plans for their millennium celebrations, we would urge them not to lose sight of the risks involved in having unprotected sex."

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