It's everywhere. From movie posters to music on the radio to commercials for everything from cars to clothing, sex is ever-present in the marketing schemes of our corporate overlords. As much as virgins try to ignore it, society seems keen on rubbing its corrupt genitals in our innocent faces. For many people who have reached this point in their life without doing the deed, there's a degree of choice involved: They're "saving themselves" for religious reasons , or waiting for "the one. But if you're like me—meaning, celibacy isn't your intended goal—then you quickly start to realize that your first sexual encounter will probably be awkward, rushed, and riddled with false expectations.
Why I’m Still a Virgin at the Ripe Old Age of 29 – Simone Samuels
This is the first in a two-part series on virginity and purity culture. In this post, I talk about my virginity. My next post will tackle purity culture in Christianity. So here goes. This is more of an exploratory essay on my virginity, and perhaps one narrative my story in a larger conversation on why many people are not having sex in general. But yes.