8 Perfectly Good Reasons You Haven’t Had Sex Yet

I lost my v-card nearly two years ago, as a 20-something-year-old who had subzero romantic or sexual experiences until college. That scenario–someone who didn’t have sex in high school or college? OMG!–might sound like a rarity, but it’s a lot more common than you’d think. I’ve written about my late bloomer in the romance department countless times, and I’m always amazed by how many responses I get–from teenagers girls still in high school to grown women–that can be summed up as the following: “Wow, I thought I was alone.”

Newsflash: There are a lot of people who don’t have sex when they’re teenagers. These people aren’t socially inept weirdos, and they’re not necessarily bible thumpers who don’t believe in sex before marriage either. At the end of the day, all this virginity nonsense is no big deal. But if you’re feeling some kind of way about it, please, don’t stress and remind yourself of these eight perfectly good reasons you haven’t had sex yet. Hey, sometimes we need a little reminder that we’re totally normal.

Are you in this boat? What’s your reason for having your V-card? Tell us in the comments!

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