Men and women engage in a diverse range of solo and partnered sexual behaviors throughout the life course.
The data below come from a scientific study published in 2010 called: Findings from the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior (NSSHB).
The paper reports the prevalence of sexual behaviors in a nationally representative probability sample of 5,865 men and women ages 14 to 94 in the United States (2,936 men, 2,929 women).
Masturbation was common throughout the lifespan and more common than partnered sexual activities during adolescence and older age (70+). Although uncommon among 14- to 15-year olds, in the past year 18.3% of 16- to 17-year-old males and 22.4% of 16- to 17-year-old females performed oral sex with an other-sex partner. More than half of women and men ages 18 to 49 engaged in oral sex.