What It’s Like to Be an “Old” Virgin

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What It’s Like to Be an “Old” VirginGQ talked to 40 individuals about why they waited. Being a virgin later on in life may be, possibly first and foremost things, an experience that is incredibly isolating. It is not only an extremely stigmatizing label—only strengthened by news tropes that suggest that older virgins are only punchlines—it’s also seldom talked about freely, actually, or with any amount of compassion. We talked to about 40 those who stayed virgins it’s like to be a "late"-in-life virgin—why they waited, the obstacles they faced, and what sex was like when they finally had it until they were at least 22 (five years after the average age at which Americans lose their virginity, according to the CDC) to see what. (more…)
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