I absolutely believe that losing your virginity is a conscious decision impacted by peer behavior, an individual’s surrounding environment, and their upbringing. I believe there is no way genetics can impact when individuals have sex for the first time. There has been research performed to prove this opinion wrong. Researchers found that differences in DNA can justify as much as a quarter of the variation in the age in which individuals lose their virginity, with other factors (religious beliefs, family background, peer pressure, personality, outer appearance) being the other three quarters. Thirty eight sections of DNA found to affect the age were virginity were genes that drive reproductive biology. These genes usually release sex hormones and even affect the age of puberty. Although genes do affect the release of hormones and the age of puberty, I do not support the research that genes affect the age at which an individual will lose their virginity. I would like to see more research in the topic before accepting or failing to accept the hypothesis.