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Men Are Obsessed With Using Sex To Control Women

Walaa Chahine | Posted 10.05.2016 | Women
Walaa Chahine

From birth control pills to female genital mutilation, men are obsessed with the idea that sex should determine the way women live, if only to serve the male ego.

Gina Rodriguez Opens Up About Virginity And Sex Positivity

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.23.2016 | Latino Voices

Gina Rodriguez may play a 20-something virgin on TV but the 32-year-old actress recently revealed that her own experience losing her virginity came s...

How Does A 20-Something Virgin Go About 'Losing' Her V-Card?

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 08.09.2016 | Arts

It’s generally taken as a given that young men want to shed their V-cards as soon as humanly possible. Entire movies have been dedicated to the male...

Indonesia And The Passion For Virginity

Amaryllis Puspabening | Posted 08.09.2016 | Home
Amaryllis Puspabening

Co-authored by Alicia Wynona Tjahjadi There was a girl back in high school whose face we can still picture. Each day we would see her in our uniform, ...

The Naked Truth About Sex And The Single Evangelical

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 06.28.2016 | Home
Barbara Falconer Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall For the young evangelical Christian, chastity before marriage seems to be a hot topic -- if the folks I met in my spiritu...

Sex 101 for the Arab World

Abir Sarras | Posted 04.12.2016 | Media
Abir Sarras

Love Matters Arabic is an online platform with corresponding social media pages that address love, intimacy, relationships, and everything in between. Our target audience is young Arabs, married and unmarried, between the ages 18-30.

Man With 'Bionic' Penis Loses Virginity At Age 44

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.21.2016 | Weird News

Now that's a happy ending. A Scottish man surgically outfitted with a so-called "bionic penis" has lost his virginity at age 44 with a sex worker who ...

How Waiting is Hot in the Streets

JimDre Westbrook | Posted 03.14.2017 | Black Voices
JimDre Westbrook

Every new year brings a new trend into popular culture that becomes the "hot" thing in the streets (aka the world we live in). Throughout the times, w...

South Africa Is Giving Scholarships To Virgins. Here’s Who’s Fighting It

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 02.25.2016 | Impact

A new scholarship program in South Africa's Uthukela municipality, in the eastern KwaZulu-Natal province, awarded college funds to 16 girls last month...

How Some Tunisian Women Navigate The Social Expectations Of Wedding Night Virginity

HuffPost Tunisia | Sara Elkamel | Posted 02.22.2016 | Home

Tunisia has made seemingly dramatic strides in recent years in the realms of women’s rights and religious freedom. In 2014, the country gained world...

All the Sex I've Lied About Having

Wynn Van Dusen | Posted 02.17.2017 | Comedy
Wynn Van Dusen

When I was 17 years old, I wanted to have sex very badly. Not really in the American Pie way, and not even really because I was that horny, but mainly because sex felt like the cover charge to the next level of adulthood, and I wanted in.

The Virginity Bet

JimDre Westbrook | Posted 02.11.2017 | Black Voices
JimDre Westbrook

During high school, two of my closest friends were also virgins. We all made a pact to remain virgins until marriage. After one lost his v-card senior year of high school and the other while in college, I was the last man standing.

What's In a Number: Half Virgins and One Night Stands

Matthew Terrell | Posted 11.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Terrell

The question "How many sexual partners have you had?" reveals more about what we consider sex, than how much sex we have had.

Black Virgins Are Not For Hipsters?

Jenee Darden | Posted 11.05.2016 | Arts
Jenee Darden

Black Virgins Are Not For Hipsters is the play I've been waiting for. In her one-woman show, actress and writer Echo Brown, 31, powerfully shares her personal experience of love, sexuality, interracial dating, abuse, race and so much more.

7 Absurd Things Pop Culture Taught You About Losing Your Virginity

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 10.18.2015 | Women

Ah, female virginity. For most women, there's a moment where they become hyper-aware of their own virginity, suddenly realizing that they're in that s...

'Jane The Virgin’ Season 2 Will Feature Two Weddings And A Mystery

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.12.2015 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Jane Gloriana Villanueva is a dreamer. But even the “Jane The Virgin” protagonist's wildest fantasies are no match for what some of...

Is Virginity As Big Of A Deal As It Used To Be?

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 10.08.2015 | Women

Dr. Zoe Peterson, an associate professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, believes that for most p...

26 Reasons I'm Proud to Be a 26-Year-Old Virgin

Brittney Grimes | Posted 10.01.2016 | Women
Brittney Grimes

I love being an artist. Through writing, modeling and spoken word, I am able to convey my love for the craft. Being left-handed also goes along with me being super creative. But what is even more unique than being left-handed is that I am a proud 26-year-old virgin.

MRA Group Searches For 'Beautiful Virgin' Brides With Intact Hymens

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.26.2015 | Women

"If they weren't good enough for the one they gave it up to, why would they be good enough for you?" That's the logic behind a Facebook page called "N...

Why the Good Guy Isn't Made for Reality TV

JimDre Westbrook | Posted 09.08.2016 | Black Voices
JimDre Westbrook

Drama and sex sell reality TV and I'm not having either. If I became the first African-American male featured as The Bachelor, it would be the weakest season ever (even worse than Juan Pablo's season).

Confessions Of An 'Old' Virgin

Wes Janisen | Posted 07.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Wes Janisen

My unshakable virginity was due to 40% social anxiety, 30% bad taste in potential sexual partners, 15% unrealistic expectations, 10% stupidity and 5% being a little too focused on pizza.

What It's Like Being A 30-Year-Old Virgin

JimDre Westbrook | Posted 07.14.2016 | Black Voices
JimDre Westbrook

In 2015, being a 30-year-old virgin and living in Las Vegas seems highly unlikely and almost impossible. Virginity and Sin City are like vinegar and oil -- they don't mix. For me, being a virgin and living in Las Vegas is everyday life.

Growing Up: The Hardest, Most Enjoyable Thing You Will Do

Robin Cassady | Posted 05.14.2016 | Women
Robin Cassady

When you're an adolescent, coming into your teen years sounds awesome. We wake up every morning pick out outfits based on how we feel that day, or consider the thought of grabbing the attention of a cute boy at school. Life is so easy for us then.

4 Relationship Lessons from 'The Bachelor,' Chris Soules Edition

Taylor Marsh | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Taylor Marsh

A woman can't possibly have a healthy relationship, let alone hope it will last, if she's still finding herself, protecting herself.

Leaving Well Enough Alone

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

My father had warned me about high school boys on the day he returned me home to New Mexico after a year with him in Texas. He'd sat on my bed and wept, telling me how boys are. He knew because he'd been one of the bad boys.