A virgin is a person–male or female–who has never had sexual intercourse (the insertion of the penis into the vagina). However, sexual intercourse is only one part of sexual intimacy–though it is a huge, loaded part.

Virgin or not, the real issue is to be comfortable with your decision every time you participate in sexual intimacy, whether you are deciding to make out, give or receive oral sex, have intercourse, or anything else.

Each experience is a new choice, and your actions always deserve thought and attention.

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  • Nicole

    this article is incredibly biased… if losing your virginity only constitutes “penis in vagina” intercourse, what about gays and lesbians?? are they virgins for life if they have never had heterosexual sex?

    • jane

      good point. this article only really works for people like me who want their first time to be “regular” sex, because it’s the only way your virginity is not debateable.