In our society,
“virginity” is a loaded word
and we place a lot of emphasis — and pressure — on losing it. As a result, having
sex for the first time becomes a major milestone for many women, and the memories
of those often awkward, sometimes painful, occasionally funny moments tend to
stay with us.
To show how diverse
people’s sexual experiences can be, we asked women (names in quotation marks
have been changed) of various backgrounds to tell us how old they were when
they lost their V-cards — and what it was like. Some of their first times were
great. Some were bad. Most, truth be told, were somewhere in the middle. And, they
were all pretty different from what you’d see in the movies.