Sometimes it might seem like everyone in school is talking about who's a virgin, who isn't, and who might be. For both girls and guys, the pressure sometimes can be intense. But deciding whether it's right for you to have sex is one of the most important decisions you'll ever have to make. Each person must use his or her own judgment and decide if it's the right time — and the right person. This means considering some very important factors — both physical ones, like the possibility of becoming pregnant or getting a sexually transmitted disease STD — and emotional factors, too.
Virginity: A Very Personal Decision
Losing Your Virginity: Real Talk About the First Time You Have Sex | Teen Vogue
Mostly, though, it's hard to imagine what sex will actually be like when it happens — beyond what you learned in sex education class. That's why we talked to 24 people to find out exactly what first time sex was like, and what they wished they'd known going in. Before we dive into their real-life experiences, let's set the record straight: Below are some of the most common questions people ask about virginity. What does losing your virginity mean? For many people, the idea of virginity is tied to penis-in-vagina intercourse.
Losing Your Virginity: Real Talk About What Happens the First Time You Have Sex
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A virginity test is the practice and process of determining whether a girl or woman is a virgin ; i. The test typically involves a check for the presence of an intact hymen , on the flawed assumption that it can only be torn as a result of sexual intercourse. Virginity testing is widely considered controversial, both because of its implications for the tested girls and women and because it is viewed as unethical. The process of virginity testing varies by region. In areas where medical doctors are available, the tests would often be given in a doctor's office.