Aim: The aim of this paper was to study and understand the sexuality, pattern and the age of sexual debut amongst young reproductive aged Nigerian health students.
Methodology: It was a double-blinded cross-sectional study conducted amongst 81 participants. All participants were delegates present at the SRHR-session of the 2nd Nigerian Health Students summit. Data on variables were obtained using a validated data collection tool that was distributed via a google online form. Analysis was done using a google spread sheet analyzer. Written consent was sought from each participant on the questionnaire.
Results: 61.3% have had their sexual debut, while 38.7% have not had their sexual debut. 92% identified as heterosexuals (straight), 3.7% bisexuals, 1.2% identified as purely homosexuals, while 3.1% preferred not to say. The pattern of debut identified here were consented, coerced and forced. Majority of the sexually active respondents had their sexual debut between the ages of 16 and 20 years of age. 16.5% of all those who had their first sexual intercourse before the age of 15 are now heterosexuals (straight), while 83.5% of them now identify as bisexuals.
Conclusion: Pattern and age of sexual debut has a significant role to play in the sexual life of an individual.