B efore I reached the age of consent I was desperate to lose my virginity while it was still illegal. I thought it would be two fingers up to authority. But it didn't happen, despite the fact that my first kiss, aged 15, had almost gone a lot further. Instead, I ended up doing something far more rebellious and unusual: I kept my virginity until I was Some people might think that waiting that long means there's something wrong with me. But I believe I gained a lot by delaying my sex life.
WHO | Interagency statement calls for the elimination of “virginity-testing”
Virginity is the state of a person who has never engaged in sexual intercourse. Like chastity , the concept of virginity has traditionally involved sexual abstinence. The concept of virginity usually involves moral or religious issues and can have consequences in terms of social status and in interpersonal relationships. The term virgin originally only referred to sexually inexperienced women, but has evolved to encompass a range of definitions, as found in traditional, modern and ethical concepts. The word virgin comes via Old French virgine from the root form of Latin virgo , genitive virginis , meaning literally "maiden" or " virgin "  —a sexually intact young woman or "sexually inexperienced woman".
5 Reasons Why We Need to Ditch The Concept of Virginity For Good
Still, scientists have discovered patterns that indicate that those who lose their virginity later in life may suffer from some side effects. Snyder revealed that those who wait to have sex until later in life due to religious beliefs, abstinence or other tend to feel a great deal of shame about their lack of sexual activity. This shame manifests as embarrassment and embarrassment equates to sexual dysfunction.
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