9 Common “Facts” About Virginity That Are Actually Total BS

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Virginity is something you learn about pretty early on, usually, right after you learn what sex is. This is what you’re taught: a “virgin” is what you are before you have sex for the first time. Your virginity is special and will go away after you have sex. You need to be careful who you give it to. This may seem like a pretty basic and widely-accepted set of “facts.” In reality, these are a whole bunch of myths, stereotypes, and complete misconceptions about sex.

The entire concept of “losing” your virginity comes with a whole bunch of expectations, gender roles, and confusing assumptions about how and with whom you’re going to have sex for the first time. So, it’s time to clear up some of these ridiculous “facts” about virginity that are actually BS.