The Orion

My life as a 21-year-old virgin

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Gage Northcutt

January 31, 2019

Virginity has always been a talking point. Since the first day of high school, it seems sex and losing your "v-card" were the only things on anyone's mind. But having made it through high school and part-way through college as a proud retainer of my virginity it feels fair to ask: who even cares?With this in m...

Losing your virginity might be more about peer pressure than readiness

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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 when it comes to thinking about having sex for the first time. Depending on our environme...

Virginity, an important milestone

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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 virgins, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with sex. In my opinion, it’s great. Everyone...

The O Face: Virginity, an outdated concept

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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. Wrong. Losing your virginity is not a big deal; at least not anymore.As a Chico State student, i...

Feels like the first time; Entering the world of sex

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Emma Vidak-Benjamin

September 28, 2015

Your clothes are coming off, there’s a naked person in front of you and you have no clue what’s going on. Sound familiar? For me and many others, this is an accurate description of the classic 'losing your v-card' scenario. Losing your virginity has, is and always will be a major milestone in a person’s lif...

Urgency to lose virginity

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Julie Ramos

October 7, 2014

As a teenager I read the books and watched the chick flicks, but I never imagined how or when it would happen. In the back of my mind, I hoped losing my virginity would be romantic – euphoric even. Flashback to 2009. It’s the morning after the biggest party of the year. My makeup’s smeared...

The O-Face: Warning: First time may not include rose petals

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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 for the act to begin spontaneously, after one lets his or her guard down, and the first time isn’t alw...

The O-Face: Surviving virginity

Chantal Richards

September 16, 2013

Sex is everywhere. From the books we read to the shows we watch, to stumbling blindly into a room where a roommate is intertwined with another person. In college, being a virgin becomes a game of cat and mouse of not giving into the pressure that is all around you. Being a virgin should not...

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