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My life as a 21-year-old virgin

Gage Northcutt // January 31, 2019
Yes, it's by choice.
Photo credit: Diego Ramirez

Losing your virginity might be more about peer pressure than readiness

Nicte Hernandez // February 20, 2018

Growing up, we are all exposed to sexuality at a young age through sex ed classes, older siblings and even PG-13 movies. What we learn depends on our individual experiences and those guiding us, especially...

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Virginity, an important milestone

Kyla Linville and Dongyoung Won // October 24, 2016

To those who still are virgins, I’m impressed and I admire that. Not many college students are. It’s hard in this day in age to keep, especially when everything is sexualized. To those who aren’t...

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The O Face: Virginity, an outdated concept

Rachel Reyes and Dongyoung Won // October 2, 2016

If you’re anything like me, watching a lot of TV shows and movies from the 80s and 90s can create this idea that losing your virginity before marriage, or at all, is the deadliest sin in the world....

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Feels like the first time; Entering the world of sex

Emma Vidak-Benjamin // September 28, 2015
Losing your virginity is a story that never gets old.
Julie Ramos Photo credit: Annie Paige

Urgency to lose virginity

Julie Ramos // October 7, 2014
The sex columnist reflects back on the negatives of losing her v-card.
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The O-Face: Warning: First time may not include rose petals

Chantal Richards // September 18, 2013

The media tends to make losing your virginity seem like a piece of cake. In reality, only a few lose it in the way they envision. No one is really ready to start having sex, ever. It is common...

The O-Face: Surviving virginity

Chantal Richards // September 16, 2013
A look into why some choose to stay virgins while in college.
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