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I know 20 is young, but the moment you tell someone you're still a virgin, it's as if you told them you're living with a terminal illness. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: I'm A 20-Year-Old Virgin

I know 20 is young, but the moment you tell someone you're still a virgin, it's as if you told them you're living with a terminal illness. Read...
Erin Khar   |   02.13.19   |   SHARE
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I understood in no uncertain terms because of purity culture that having sex outside of marriage was the worst thing I could do as a young woman.

Purity Culture Isn't Just About Sex

I understood in no uncertain terms because of purity culture that having sex outside of marriage was the worst thing I could do as a young woman. Read...
Carrie Saum    |   06.15.18   |   SHARE
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If you have to lower your standards to win, you’re not really winning.

Why I Talk About My Virginity On First Dates

Here’s the thing about faking it: eventually, the truth comes out, or someone gets hurt. So I'm going to talk about my virginity on first dates! Read...
Karis Rogerson    |   09.22.17   |   SHARE
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I’m twenty-two, damn it. And I’m sick of being treated like a child when comes to my vagina.

I'm A 22-Year-Old Virgin, And My Doctor Won't Treat Me Because Of It

For some reason, being a virgin automatically makes me unable to know my body. Read...
Erynn Porter    |   09.30.16   |   SHARE
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Image: Pixabay, Katy Allison

When Did You Lose Your Virginity? WHO CARES?

I was definitely what you might consider a “late bloomer.” When I was younger, I was exceedingly shy around women and insecure about my weight, and I Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   08.26.16   |   SHARE
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If our kids hear us excusing rape or sexual assault in any way, they will internalize that message. Image: Krewr Studio/Pexels.

6 Ways We (Accidentally) Teach Our Kids Rape Culture

As moms and dads, we probably don’t talk directly about rape to kids, at least not until they’re older. But we’re still sending messages about sex Read...
Joanna Schroeder of Babble    |   07.6.16   |   SHARE
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Penis power is solely limited to fertilizing eggs. And a fertilized egg is a fertilized egg — no less, no more. Image: Discarding Images/Tumblr.

Is Penis Worship At The Root Of The Bogus Notion Of Fetal Personhood?

[CN: gender essentialism, birth] Patriarchs, love your orgasms all you like, but don’t fall for the weirdly puffed-up idea that they make babies. Read...
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Losing My MDMA Virginity Was Better Than Losing My Actual Virginity

Both virginities were lost to friends and I wore needless belts on both occasions, but that's where the similarities ended. Read...
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