We first report the primary motivation for abstinence among all virgins in the sample and among technical virgins in the sample. Logo and all related marks and designs are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. My art is my sexuality. Oral sex is not the only type of sexual behavior that young people can substitute for vaginal intercourse, but it is apparently a more preferred option than anal sex. Open in a separate window. Still not quite sure what to think.
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The problem is not abstinence, but the ideological banning of all other prevention education when many, probably most, in the target audience are not going to stay abstinent. I generally consider each individual sex act oral, anal, etc to be a different virginity. As for me, I studied the hell out of sex before I managed it. When you do decide to "lose" your virginity or rather "gain" something, since losing sounds negative make sure it's your decision and that you're comfortable with what that means for you and your virginity status. Editor in Chief of NewNowNext.
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But I'd be willing to bet that if Pettet was a straight man, this story would be framed differently. Simply put, people who abstain from vaginal sex for explicitly religious reasons do appear to refrain from oral and anal sex at higher rates than other virgins. Department of Health and Human Services; Why should we feel ashamed to talk about it? I only have only the vaguest idea of when the people in my generation lost theirs, as I usually stayed out of other people's sex lives.
Guest over a year ago Completely agree with previous reply! You see your friends getting laid, and it seems like every TV show and movie are showing people having sex. Preserving technical virginity is instead more common among virgins who are driven by a desire to avoid potential life-altering consequences, like pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. And also — this is my answer — I will never have sex. African-American adolescents, typically less economically advantaged than white youth, are seldom technical virgins. Trends in Religious Stratification: