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My life as a 21-year-old virgin

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...

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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The O Face: Virginity, an outdated concept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

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...

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Urgency to lose virginity

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...

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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

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...

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