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

Robin Cassady | Posted 05.14.2015 | 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.

Vanderbilt Sex Ed Week Features Discussion On Virginity

Vanderbilt Hustler | Posted 03.16.2015 | College

After noticing a trend of student questions regarding virginity at their other events, Vandy Sex Ed decided to include a discussion of virginity durin...

I Was 29, Divorced, And A Virgin

YourTango | Posted 05.02.2015 | Divorce
YourTango

When I met my now ex-husband Mike, I had just turned 21. I was a virgin then and I was a virgin when we divorced.

How To Be A Virgin At 25

Grace Heimsness | Posted 04.11.2015 | Women
Grace Heimsness

People talk about you being gay and when it gets around to you, a part of you wishes you were. Maybe it would be easier. But you're not. When you learn how to get yourself off, all you can think about is the boy you like. He never texts you.

Catherine Pearson

How It Feels To Be An 'Unintentional Virgin'

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 02.02.2015 | Women

Katherine, 25, grew up in a conservative Pennsylvania town and went to schools where the only sex education was abstinence-based. Her parents didn’t...

Mary and Joseph

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 02.19.2015 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

Joseph and Mary remind us that Christmas is a genuine love story--the story of God's unwavering love for us and our love for him; the marvelous love of a wife and a husband and the joyous wonder of a first child.

Virginity: Tough for Men and Women

Dustin Siggins | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion
Dustin Siggins

I was considered the radical Catholic for being sexually abstinent, being pro-life, and attending church weekly. This was especially true in college. So I figured that I was just about the only person, and pretty much the only Catholic, who was abstaining from sexual relations from marriage, and I resigned myself to being a lifelong virgin.

How Virgins Really Feel In College

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.03.2014 | College

If you're a virgin in college, calm down, because you aren't alone. Everyone on campus is not going out, getting wasted and shacking up with a ran...

Am I the Only Virgin in College?

Meg F. Schneider, MA, LCSW | Posted 11.13.2014 | College
Meg F. Schneider, MA, LCSW

I often hear this question, spoken with anguish, in my office. It's not the real question being asked, but it's the one that's easiest to pose. The short answer is "no." You can't take it back so listen to yourself, think about what kind of experience you would really like, and don't worry how many virgins are wandering around campus.

I Almost Quit Writing; This Book Is Why I Didn't

Maya Rodale | Posted 11.05.2014 | Books
Maya Rodale

Earlier this year, I almost quit writing. The hours are endless, the pay is wildly unpredictable, and writing emotionally driven books is draining.

What's Up With Young People and Virginity? Not What You Think

Laura Stepp | Posted 09.16.2014 | Good News
Laura Stepp

Here's a shocker: Virginity is cooler than it used to be among teens and young adults. At least that's what entertainment giant MTV, creator of Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant, is hoping as it aired this week the first of a series called Virgin Territory featuring 15 young women and men in their late teens and early 20s who haven't had sex.

I Wasn't Sure If I Lost My Virginity

Jennifer Garam | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Jennifer Garam

Patrick was the most gorgeous guy I'd ever seen. He'd been on both the football and basketball teams before he graduated, and I'd had a crush on him for over a year.

Elizabeth Raine and Belle Knox: Why Sex Work Is Not the New Suffrage?

Jess Carbino | Posted 07.12.2014 | Media
Jess Carbino

The oldest profession in the world is alive and well. Although most sex workers historically have not had a public voice, the voice representing sex w...

Welcome To The Bizarre And Beautiful World Of Purity Balls

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.05.2014 | Arts

For those unfamiliar with the ritual, a purity ball is a religious ceremony in which fathers and daughters dress up in ball gown attire, spend a night...

Losing Virginity on a Technicality

Kate Monro | Posted 07.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Kate Monro

For those of us lucky enough to exercise control over our own bodies, we are also free to label our so-called 'loss,' despite the archaic definitions you will still find in dictionaries.

Comprehending Comprehensive Sexual Education

Hannah Berkman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Education
Hannah Berkman

The message is clear: the United States public demands the amelioration and perhaps an overhaul of the sexual education system. More importantly, students deserve to receive accurate and objective information.

Sex: A Perspective From the Bench

Literally, Darling | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Frankly, sex was terrifying to me. I mean who thought to put that there? Exchanging bodily fluids seemed gross and fraught with STD and HIV perils. People willingly have sex, which requires an enormous amount of vulnerability, and they don't run background checks on people?

Why 'Facts Of Life' Star Wanted Character To Lose Her Virginity

OWN | Posted 01.25.2014 | OWN

The popular '80s sitcom "The Facts of Life" didn't shy away from controversial subjects. Eating disorders, drug use, peer pressure -- check, check, ch...

Celebrities Reveal When They Lost Their Virginity

Posted 01.25.2014 | Celebrity

When it comes to talking about sex, some celebrities are more than willing to share their intimate stories. Take Joe Jonas for instance: The Jonas ...

11 Things Everyone Should Know About Virginity Culture

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

How do you define losing your virginity? What is it that makes our v-cards so valuable? And why do we "lose" such a thing in the first place? Virg...

What Chris Brown's Virginity Story Really Says About Boys and Sex Culture

Olivia Cole | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Olivia Cole

Yesterday I read an article in which Chris Brown discussed the age at which he lost his virginity. He was 8, he says, and the girl was 14 or 15. Sex at age eight is rape, especially given the fact that the girl involved was significantly older, a teenager. The worst part? This isn't the first time I've heard this from a man.

SURVEY: More Harvard Freshman Have Cheated Than Had Sex

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 09.17.2013 | College

Harvard's undergraduates have a message for their school: F--k integrity, not each other. A new student survey revealed that more members of Harv...

How Important Is Having Sex? Two New Memoirs Respond

Rachel Kramer Bussel | Posted 10.29.2013 | Books
Rachel Kramer Bussel

Sex isn't everything, but it is important, and the impact of its absence depends on who controls access to it. Being protective of one's body and solitude is far different from having chastity thrust upon you.