Not all of us lose our virginity at age 16 in the back of an old Camry. According to a recent CDC study, Americans are waiting longer than they used to to have sex for the first time 30 percent of Gen Z respondents between the ages of 18 and 22 noted they were virgins; 12 to 14 percent of men and women aged 20 to 24 said the same. First things first: what does virginity mean to you? Or, vaginal intercourse might not be a part of your desired repertoire. There may be other acts that have more meaning to you. Are you saving it for a committed relationship?
A Guide to Losing Your Virginity "Late"
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Because A What is "late? And then college. And then grad school. Et cetera. Next thing you know, you're a year-old who's done everything except actual sex. But it doesn't matter, and don't try and play it off on circumstance.
The Adult's Guide to Losing Your Virginity
There are SO many different reactions you could have, both emotional and physical, to having sex for the first time, all of which are completely normal. As long as you use protection and are percent sure you're ready, you're in a good place. To be even more prepared, though, keep reading to find out things that no one tells you about losing your virginity. If you're thinking of having sex or if you've already started, you'll want to start talking to your doctor about it.
Having sex for the first time is a pretty big deal—and while losing your virginity can be the subject of a lot of excitement, but it can also carry feelings of fear or anxiety. Mostly, though, it's hard to imagine what sex will actually be like when it happens— beyond what you learned in sex education class. That's why we talked to 24 people to find out exactly what losing their virginity was like—and what they wished they'd known going in. Before we dive into their real-life experiences, let's set the record straight when it comes to what virginity is.