Having sex for the first time is a huge milestone in a lot of people's lives. Many of us spent our teenage years talking about whether we were ready, what it would be like, and who had and hadn't done it. But it may be time to rethink the way the way we talk about the concept of losing our virginity. Though it can be a significant moment in someone's life, the rhetoric about "losing" and "giving it up" is heteronormative, and it sends the wrong message. First off, virginity is a social construct. Oftentimes, women are the ones described as doing the 'losing,' implying that virginity is something that's taken — and that men do the taking.
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The stereotypes we have developed about abstinence and those who practice it are cripplingly narrow. Skip navigation! Story from Sex. There's both amusement and exasperation in her voice. She has also never been sexually active, and this fact about her has a tendency to overshadow the others. I can possess a hymen and still know how to do a cat eye! In other words, my first time wasn't great.
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Keith McDorman walks into the back room of an Austin, Texas coffee shop. With his dirty-blond hair, light eyes, week-old beard, and striped button-down shirt, he looks like a younger, shorter, bohemian version of Bradley Cooper. He tosses his scooter helmet onto the wooden table, sits across from me at a booth that barely fits us both, and talks before I ask a question. That statement brings glances from studying college students. We opt for more privacy by heading outside, where we talk over a live rock band at a high table near a vegan food truck.
These are the questions answered in a report issued today Mar. The findings may surprise you. More and more young people are abstaining. No less than 27 percent of to year-old men have never had any form of sexual contact oral, vaginal, or anal with another person, up from 22 percent in Meanwhile, 29 percent of females in that age bracket have never had sex, also up from 22 percent at the time of the last study.