Table 6: Sex of sexual contacts, by sexual identity — United States and selected U.S. sites*

TABLE 6. Sex of sexual contacts, by sexual identity — United States and selected U.S. sites,* Youth Risk Behavior Surveys, 2019
Site Sex of sexual contacts Sexual identity
Heterosexual (straight) Gay, lesbian, or bisexual Not sure
% CI % CI % CI
National survey Opposite sex only  93.6 (92.6–94.5)   4.4 (3.7–5.2)   2.0 (1.5–2.5)
  Same sex only or both sexes  20.4 (17.1–24.1)  70.6 (66.4–74.5)   9.0 (7.0–11.6)
  No sexual contact  86.2 (84.6–87.7)   8.7 (7.6–10.0)   5.1 (4.2–6.1)
State surveys
Alabama Opposite sex only  89.2 (82.8–93.4)   8.1 (4.6–13.9)   2.7 (1.7–4.4)
Same sex only or both sexes  31.7 (25.1–39.2)  55.4 (47.8–62.8)  12.8 (8.2–19.5)
No sexual contact  89.6 (86.8–91.8)   6.7 (5.1–8.7)   3.7 (2.3–6.0)
Arkansas Opposite sex only  90.3 (86.9–92.8)   7.5 (5.0–11.1)   2.2 (1.3–3.7)
Same sex only or both sexes  33.4 (24.4–43.8)  60.6 (49.8–70.5)   6.0 (2.8–12.3)
No sexual contact  88.4 (83.8–91.9)   6.3 (4.1–9.6)   5.3 (3.3–8.4)
California Opposite sex only  90.9 (88.2–93.0)   4.8 (3.3–7.0)   4.3 (2.4–7.5)
Same sex only or both sexes  47.7 (28.9–67.1)  47.3 (28.9–66.4)   5.1 (2.5–10.0)
No sexual contact  84.1 (80.7–86.9)  10.0 (8.0–12.4)   5.9 (4.1–8.5)
Connecticut Opposite sex only  91.7 (88.8–94.0)   5.6 (4.1–7.7)   2.7 (1.6–4.5)
Same sex only or both sexes  15.9 (10.4–23.6)  68.0 (59.0–75.8)  16.2 (8.8–27.8)
No sexual contact  82.2 (78.7–85.2)   9.4 (7.1–12.3)   8.4 (6.8–10.4)
Florida Opposite sex only  92.3 (90.7–93.6)   5.0 (3.9–6.2)   2.8 (2.1–3.6)
Same sex only or both sexes  20.9 (16.3–26.4)  68.0 (63.2–72.5)  11.0 (8.0–15.2)
No sexual contact  83.9 (82.4–85.3)  10.4 (9.5–11.5)   5.7 (4.7–6.8)
Hawaii Opposite sex only  91.9 (90.0–93.5)   5.5 (4.1–7.5)   2.5 (1.4–4.4)
Same sex only or both sexes  42.9 (34.3–52.0)  50.3 (40.4–60.1)   6.8 (4.3–10.7)
No sexual contact  85.2 (82.7–87.4)   8.6 (7.1–10.3)   6.2 (4.9–7.9)
Illinois Opposite sex only  91.5 (88.8–93.5)   6.3 (4.9–8.0)   2.2 (1.2–4.1)
Same sex only or both sexes  24.3 (17.9–32.2)  66.0 (57.5–73.7)   9.6 (4.7–18.6)
No sexual contact  85.1 (82.2–87.6)   8.8 (6.5–11.9)   6.1 (5.3–7.0)
Iowa Opposite sex only  91.7 (86.8–94.9)   6.2 (3.5–10.7)   2.1 (1.1–3.8)
Same sex only or both sexes  24.4 (17.6–32.9)  66.7 (58.3–74.1)   8.9 (3.3–22.1)
No sexual contact  83.8 (80.1–86.9)   9.5 (7.5–12.1)   6.7 (5.1–8.7)
Kentucky Opposite sex only  94.5 (92.4–96.0)   4.7 (3.3–6.7)   0.9 (0.4–1.8)
Same sex only or both sexes  17.1 (10.5–26.7)  73.7 (62.6–82.5)   9.2 (5.1–16.1)
No sexual contact  88.0 (85.2–90.3)   9.2 (6.8–12.1)   2.9 (2.0–4.2)
Maine Opposite sex only  91.2 (89.9–92.4)   6.9 (6.1–7.9)   1.9 (1.3–2.6)
Same sex only or both sexes  36.6 (32.2–41.1)  57.6 (52.6–62.4)   5.9 (4.1–8.3)
No sexual contact  84.0 (82.6–85.3)  10.7 (9.9–11.5)   5.3 (4.5–6.3)
Massachusetts Opposite sex only  92.5 (90.4–94.2)   5.8 (4.2–7.9)   1.7 (0.9–3.3)
Same sex only or both sexes  36.0 (28.7–44.1)  58.1 (47.4–68.1)   5.8 (2.8–11.6)
No sexual contact  87.1 (84.0–89.7)   9.1 (7.0–11.9)   3.7 (2.5–5.6)
Michigan Opposite sex only  93.0 (91.1–94.6)   5.5 (4.1–7.4)   1.5 (1.0–2.3)
Same sex only or both sexes  31.1 (23.8–39.5)  62.2 (54.1–69.6)   6.7 (4.1–10.9)
No sexual contact  86.4 (83.4–89.0)   9.6 (7.3–12.5)   4.0 (3.2–4.9)
Mississippi Opposite sex only  93.4 (90.7–95.4)   4.5 (3.1–6.6)   2.0 (1.2–3.5)
Same sex only or both sexes  28.8 (22.0–36.6)  62.2 (53.2–70.4)   9.0 (4.9–16.1)
No sexual contact  89.0 (85.4–91.8)   8.5 (6.1–11.7)   2.5 (1.7–3.7)
Missouri Opposite sex only  92.8 (88.4–95.6)   4.2 (2.7–6.6)   3.0 (1.3–6.6)
Same sex only or both sexes  33.6 (16.8–55.8)  62.4 (41.7–79.4)   4.0 (2.2–7.1)
No sexual contact  85.2 (82.1–87.9)  10.4 (7.6–14.1)   4.4 (2.9–6.5)
Nebraska Opposite sex only  93.0 (88.9–95.6)   5.7 (3.3–9.7)   1.3 (0.5–3.6)
Same sex only or both sexes  25.3 (17.7–34.7)  68.1 (55.5–78.4)   6.7 (1.9–20.8)
No sexual contact  85.6 (80.8–89.3)   7.3 (5.1–10.4)   7.1 (5.0–10.0)
Nevada Opposite sex only  90.2 (85.1–93.6)   8.1 (5.2–12.3)   1.8 (0.8–3.9)
Same sex only or both sexes  23.8 (16.3–33.4)  67.0 (56.9–75.8)   9.1 (4.2–18.8)
No sexual contact  84.8 (80.7–88.2)   9.6 (7.6–12.2)   5.6 (3.8–8.1)
New Hampshire Opposite sex only  93.8 (93.1–94.4)   4.5 (4.0–5.1)   1.7 (1.3–2.1)
Same sex only or both sexes  17.7 (14.9–20.8)  71.0 (67.3–74.5)  11.3 (9.0–14.1)
No sexual contact  83.8 (82.6–85.0)  10.4 (9.5–11.4)   5.8 (5.1–6.5)
New Jersey Opposite sex only  94.2 (90.8–96.4)   4.3 (2.6–7.1)   1.5 (0.7–3.1)
Same sex only or both sexes  33.6 (21.3–48.6)  61.1 (45.8–74.5)   5.3 (2.2–12.2)
No sexual contact  87.6 (82.9–91.1)   6.7 (4.6–9.8)   5.7 (3.6–8.8)
New Mexico Opposite sex only  90.1 (88.0–91.9)   7.2 (5.7–9.2)   2.7 (2.1–3.4)
Same sex only or both sexes  19.3 (15.5–23.8)  66.7 (61.3–71.8)  13.9 (11.3–17.0)
No sexual contact  85.0 (82.7–87.1)  10.6 (9.2–12.3)   4.3 (3.4–5.4)
New York Opposite sex only  87.7 (85.2–89.8)   8.7 (7.1–10.7)   3.6 (2.6–4.8)
Same sex only or both sexes  31.5 (27.1–36.3)  53.3 (45.9–60.5)  15.2 (10.7–21.2)
No sexual contact  84.0 (81.9–85.9)  10.1 (8.2–12.4)   5.9 (4.3–7.9)
North Carolina Opposite sex only  94.3 (92.6–95.7)   3.5 (2.6–4.6)   2.2 (1.2–4.0)
Same sex only or both sexes  36.7 (30.0–43.9)  58.5 (51.7–65.0)   4.8 (2.2–10.0)
No sexual contact  87.1 (83.9–89.7)   8.0 (6.5–9.9)   4.9 (3.3–7.2)
Oklahoma Opposite sex only  92.8 (90.4–94.7)   5.8 (4.1–8.1)   1.4 (0.8–2.4)
Same sex only or both sexes  25.7 (17.6–35.8)  65.7 (55.9–74.3)   8.6 (3.5–19.5)
No sexual contact  86.2 (83.2–88.8)   9.0 (6.6–12.3)   4.7 (3.0–7.2)
Pennsylvania Opposite sex only  92.1 (89.8–94.0)   5.7 (4.0–7.9)   2.2 (1.3–3.5)
Same sex only or both sexes  27.9 (20.9–36.1)  65.5 (56.9–73.2)   6.6 (3.1–13.5)
No sexual contact  85.7 (83.0–88.0)  10.8 (8.8–13.2)   3.5 (2.7–4.5)
Rhode Island Opposite sex only  93.6 (90.7–95.7)   4.6 (2.8–7.5)   1.7 (0.9–3.5)
Same sex only or both sexes  37.2 (28.1–47.4)  58.9 (47.3–69.5)   3.9 (1.2–11.9)
No sexual contact  83.2 (77.9–87.5)  10.3 (7.3–14.5)   6.4 (4.2–9.7)
South Carolina Opposite sex only  92.2 (87.7–95.1)   6.4 (3.8–10.6)   1.5 (0.7–2.9)
Same sex only or both sexes  25.7 (17.6–36.0)  64.0 (49.0–76.7)  10.3 (3.9–24.8)
No sexual contact  87.7 (83.5–90.9)   9.1 (6.2–13.2)   3.2 (2.1–4.8)
Texas Opposite sex only  93.3 (91.1–94.9)   5.2 (3.8–7.0)   1.6 (0.9–2.7)
Same sex only or both sexes  24.6 (16.8–34.6)  64.7 (55.0–73.2)  10.7 (6.4–17.3)
No sexual contact  87.6 (84.7–90.1)   9.1 (6.7–12.2)   3.3 (2.0–5.4)
Virginia Opposite sex only  92.4 (90.4–94.1)   4.9 (3.5–6.7)   2.7 (1.9–3.8)
Same sex only or both sexes  18.9 (13.0–26.6)  71.2 (64.6–77.0)   9.9 (6.5–14.8)
No sexual contact  87.3 (85.2–89.1)   8.0 (6.7–9.5)   4.7 (3.6–6.0)
West Virginia Opposite sex only  93.0 (90.1–95.0)   4.6 (3.3–6.3)   2.5 (1.3–4.7)
Same sex only or both sexes  27.6 (18.2–39.5)  64.5 (53.4–74.2)   7.9 (4.2–14.5)
No sexual contact  86.9 (83.1–90.0)   9.3 (7.1–12.2)   3.7 (1.9–7.3)
Wisconsin Opposite sex only  94.0 (91.9–95.5)   3.4 (2.3–4.9)   2.6 (1.6–4.1)
Same sex only or both sexes  25.5 (16.1–37.9)  62.7 (49.1–74.6)  11.7 (5.0–25.0)
No sexual contact  86.9 (83.8–89.5)   8.2 (6.6–10.3)   4.9 (3.3–7.1)
Median Opposite sex only  92.4   5.5   2.2
Range Opposite sex only 87.7–94.5 3.4–8.7 0.9–4.3
Median Same sex only or both sexes  27.6  64.0   8.9
Range Same sex only or both sexes 15.9–47.7 47.3–73.7 3.9–16.2
Median No sexual contact  85.7   9.2   4.9
Range No sexual contact 82.2–89.6 6.3–10.8 2.5–8.4
TABLE 6. Sex of sexual contacts, by sexual identity — United States and selected U.S. sites,* Youth Risk Behavior Surveys, 2019
Site Sex of sexual contacts Sexual identity
Heterosexual (straight) Gay, lesbian, or bisexual Not sure
% CI % CI % CI
Local school district surveys
Albuquerque, NM Opposite sex only  89.6 (87.3–91.5)   7.5 (5.9–9.6)   2.8 (1.9–4.2)
Same sex only or both sexes  23.8 (18.6–29.9)  62.8 (55.6–69.5)  13.4 (9.3–19.0)
No sexual contact  83.5 (80.9–85.8)  11.7 (9.8–13.9)   4.8 (3.8–6.1)
Boston, MA Opposite sex only  90.1 (86.0–93.1)   6.2 (3.9–9.7)   3.7 (2.0–6.8)
Same sex only or both sexes  27.5 (18.5–38.8)  66.8 (54.8–77.0)   5.6 (2.2–13.8)
No sexual contact  85.1 (81.6–88.0)  10.5 (8.0–13.7)   4.5 (2.7–7.2)
Broward County, FL Opposite sex only  89.5 (85.9–92.2)   7.6 (5.3–10.9)   2.9 (1.8–4.8)
Same sex only or both sexes  28.1 (16.6–43.4)  61.3 (47.7–73.4)  10.6 (6.2–17.6)
No sexual contact  84.9 (81.1–88.0)   9.4 (6.8–12.8)   5.8 (3.9–8.4)
Chicago, IL Opposite sex only  87.1 (82.4–90.6)   9.7 (6.9–13.5)   3.2 (1.7–5.9)
Same sex only or both sexes  22.2 (14.6–32.1)  68.6 (56.2–78.9)   9.2 (5.2–15.8)
No sexual contact  84.9 (81.1–88.1)   8.9 (6.1–12.8)   6.2 (4.9–7.6)
Cleveland, OH Opposite sex only  87.1 (80.3–91.8)  11.2 (7.1–17.2)   1.7 (0.6–5.1)
Same sex only or both sexes  23.9 (17.2–32.2)  69.5 (58.5–78.7)   6.5 (2.7–15.1)
No sexual contact  78.2 (72.6–83.0)  12.6 (9.4–16.8)   9.2 (6.3–13.1)
District of Columbia Opposite sex only  91.0 (90.0–91.9)   7.0 (6.2–7.8)   2.0 (1.6–2.5)
Same sex only or both sexes  35.2 (32.3–38.1)  59.1 (56.1–62.0)   5.7 (4.5–7.2)
No sexual contact  83.0 (81.7–84.3)  12.6 (11.5–13.8)   4.4 (3.7–5.1)
Duval County, FL Opposite sex only  89.6 (87.7–91.3)   7.3 (6.0–8.9)   3.1 (2.2–4.2)
Same sex only or both sexes  26.0 (21.6–30.9)  63.4 (58.2–68.3)  10.6 (7.9–14.2)
No sexual contact  83.2 (80.7–85.4)  11.6 (9.8–13.7)   5.2 (4.0–6.8)
Eaton Consortium, MI Opposite sex only  90.2 (86.7–92.9)   8.3 (5.7–12.1)   1.4 (0.6–3.5)
Same sex only or both sexes  23.2 (14.1–35.6)  64.2 (51.3–75.3)  12.6 (5.6–26.1)
No sexual contact  84.5 (80.2–88.0)   7.5 (5.4–10.3)   8.0 (5.6–11.4)
Ft. Worth, TX Opposite sex only  91.6 (89.1–93.5)   6.2 (4.6–8.4)   2.2 (1.3–3.6)
Same sex only or both sexes  21.7 (14.5–31.1)  71.8 (62.4–79.6)   6.5 (3.3–12.3)
No sexual contact  86.6 (84.2–88.7)   9.2 (7.5–11.2)   4.2 (3.1–5.7)
Gaston County, NC Opposite sex only  91.6 (89.0–93.7)   5.1 (3.6–7.4)   3.2 (2.0–5.1)
Same sex only or both sexes  37.9 (28.6–48.1)  53.2 (43.4–62.7)   8.9 (4.9–15.8)
No sexual contact  86.7 (83.0–89.7)   9.6 (7.1–12.9)   3.7 (2.2–6.1)
Genesee Consortium, MI Opposite sex only  90.2 (86.9–92.8)   7.5 (5.1–10.9)   2.3 (1.2–4.4)
Same sex only or both sexes  22.2 (13.2–34.9)  72.6 (59.3–82.8)   5.2 (2.1–12.2)
No sexual contact  84.2 (80.3–87.5)  11.1 (8.4–14.6)   4.7 (2.8–7.6)
Hillsborough County, FL Opposite sex only  91.0 (88.3–93.1)   5.9 (4.1–8.4)   3.1 (1.9–5.1)
Same sex only or both sexes  18.9 (13.1–26.6)  70.8 (62.3–78.1)  10.3 (5.7–17.7)
No sexual contact  85.5 (82.2–88.2)   9.4 (7.0–12.6)   5.1 (3.5–7.4)
Houston, TX Opposite sex only  90.3 (88.1–92.1)   7.2 (5.5–9.3)   2.5 (1.6–4.1)
Same sex only or both sexes  28.3 (21.4–36.4)  61.8 (53.2–69.6)  10.0 (5.6–17.1)
No sexual contact  85.0 (81.7–87.9)   9.0 (6.9–11.6)   6.0 (4.6–7.8)
Los Angeles, CA Opposite sex only  91.5 (88.5–93.7)   5.9 (4.2–8.3)   2.6 (1.5–4.5)
Same sex only or both sexes  44.5 (33.5–56.0)  49.7 (37.1–62.4)   5.8 (1.6–18.8)
No sexual contact  85.6 (82.2–88.4)   7.5 (5.0–11.1)   6.9 (5.5–8.6)
New York City, NY Opposite sex only  87.1 (85.4–88.7)   9.4 (7.9–11.1)   3.5 (2.7–4.5)
Same sex only or both sexes  39.5 (33.9–45.5)  50.3 (44.2–56.4)  10.2 (7.4–13.8)
No sexual contact  84.3 (82.5–85.9)   9.8 (8.6–11.2)   5.9 (5.0–7.0)
Newark, NJ Opposite sex only  87.3 (81.4–91.6)   8.8 (5.2–14.5)   3.8 (2.2–6.5)
Same sex only or both sexes  30.3 (19.4–44.0)  58.0 (46.3–68.9)  11.6 (6.7–19.3)
No sexual contact  80.7 (75.7–85.0)  10.4 (7.7–14.1)   8.8 (6.2–12.4)
Oakland, CA Opposite sex only  94.1 (91.3–96.0)   4.2 (2.6–6.6)   1.7 (0.8–3.5)
Same sex only or both sexes  32.1 (20.1–47.1)  67.9 (52.9–79.9)   0.0
No sexual contact  83.7 (79.4–87.3)  11.6 (7.9–16.7)   4.7 (2.9–7.7)
Orange County, FL Opposite sex only  90.8 (87.5–93.3)   5.0 (3.3–7.7)   4.2 (2.4–7.3)
Same sex only or both sexes  23.1 (14.6–34.6)  63.8 (52.1–74.0)  13.1 (7.4–22.3)
No sexual contact  83.3 (80.0–86.2)  10.5 (8.5–12.8)   6.2 (4.3–8.9)
Palm Beach County, FL Opposite sex only  90.4 (88.1–92.4)   6.4 (4.9–8.2)   3.2 (2.1–4.9)
Same sex only or both sexes  29.6 (23.9–35.9)  59.7 (52.4–66.7)  10.7 (6.7–16.6)
No sexual contact  87.3 (84.4–89.8)   8.5 (6.5–11.1)   4.1 (3.2–5.3)
Pasco County, FL Opposite sex only  89.7 (86.6–92.1)   8.6 (6.5–11.4)   1.7 (0.9–3.1)
Same sex only or both sexes  25.7 (18.1–35.2)  67.6 (55.8–77.4)   6.7 (3.2–13.5)
No sexual contact  82.5 (79.2–85.4)  11.7 (9.2–14.9)   5.8 (4.2–7.8)
Philadelphia, PA Opposite sex only  89.9 (86.1–92.7)   7.7 (5.6–10.4)   2.5 (1.2–4.9)
Same sex only or both sexes  25.1 (16.9–35.5)  67.1 (56.8–76.0)   7.8 (4.2–14.1)
No sexual contact  81.6 (76.9–85.6)  11.1 (7.4–16.3)   7.3 (5.0–10.5)
Portland, OR Opposite sex only  88.0 (85.0–90.4)   7.9 (5.8–10.7)   4.1 (3.0–5.7)
Same sex only or both sexes  27.9 (22.3–34.3)  65.8 (58.3–72.6)   6.3 (3.4–11.4)
No sexual contact  79.5 (76.0–82.6)  13.6 (10.9–16.9)   6.9 (5.2–9.2)
San Diego, CA Opposite sex only  91.7 (88.6–93.9)   6.3 (4.5–8.8)   2.1 (1.0–4.3)
Same sex only or both sexes  40.0 (29.4–51.7)  56.0 (44.0–67.4)   3.9 (1.2–12.1)
No sexual contact  84.6 (80.9–87.7)   9.1 (7.0–11.8)   6.3 (4.3–9.0)
San Francisco, CA Opposite sex only  88.3 (85.0–91.0)   5.6 (3.4–9.0)   6.1 (3.5–10.2)
Same sex only or both sexes  29.4 (21.2–39.1)  52.7 (42.9–62.2)  18.0 (11.6–26.8)
No sexual contact  82.8 (79.5–85.7)   8.1 (6.0–10.8)   9.1 (7.0–11.8)
Seattle, WA Opposite sex only  89.4 (84.9–92.7)   7.1 (4.6–10.9)   3.4 (2.0–5.8)
Same sex only or both sexes  33.0 (22.8–44.9)  59.3 (47.8–69.8)   7.8 (3.9–15.0)
No sexual contact  82.6 (78.0–86.4)  11.4 (8.5–15.0)   6.1 (4.4–8.3)
Shelby County, TN Opposite sex only  89.3 (86.7–91.4)   8.8 (6.8–11.3)   1.9 (1.2–3.1)
Same sex only or both sexes  19.6 (13.7–27.1)  73.8 (65.3–80.8)   6.6 (3.2–13.3)
No sexual contact  80.7 (76.5–84.3)  12.5 (9.4–16.4)   6.8 (4.6–9.9)
Median Opposite sex only  90.0   7.3   2.8
Range Opposite sex only 87.1–94.1 4.2–11.2 1.4–6.1
Median Same sex only or both sexes  27.7  63.6   8.4
Range Same sex only or both sexes 18.9–44.5 49.7–73.8 0.0–18.0
Median No sexual contact  84.0  10.5   6.0
Range No sexual contact 78.2–87.3 7.5–13.6 3.7–9.2

*Among the 29 states and 26 large urban school districts that ascertained both sexual identity and sex of sexual contacts.

95% confidence interval.