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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.

LOOK: This Is America's First Sex Manual

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.20.2013 | Women

On the internet, there are seemingly endless resources for information about sex -- for better and for worse. But where did Americans get their sex ed...

Bloom: A True Teen Movie

Ted McCagg | Posted 10.05.2013 | Comedy
Ted McCagg

Why are there so few teen movies about girls wanting to lose their virginity? Maybe because they'd be quite short.

ReThink Review: The To Do List -- Not Your Average Teen Sex Comedy

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

"Consistently hilarious" is a great way to describe The To Do List, which provides more delight with its shoestring $1.5 million budget than many studio tentpoles did with soaring nine-digit price tags.

Woman Who Auctioned Virginity Says She's 'A Victim'

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.10.2013 | Weird News

The woman who became an Internet sensation by auctioning off her virginity for $780,000 now says that she was tricked and exploited -- and that she's ...

Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (July 5-11)

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

Even momentarily concentrating on healthy solutions rewires psychological patterns to receive and share healthy sexual love in the present. Here are three meditations with the themes of core beliefs, availability, and virginity for you to ponder and practice this week.

This Could Be The Cutest, Most NSFW Song Ever

Posted 06.25.2013 | Comedy

Garfunkel and Oates, the musical duo made up of Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, have a very NSFW anthem dedicated to the backdoor loophole to the Bibl...

13 Lessons Learned From Losing Your Virginity In Film

Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment

June 12 marks the 15th anniversary of the release of "Can't Hardly Wait." The famed high school movie told the story of a group of students celebr...

5 Reasons Every Couple Should Have Sex Before Marriage

Posted 05.26.2013 | Weddings

Written by Kiri Blakeley on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir A lot of teens these days are taking something called the "purity pledge," wherein they vow...