The Bad Virgin Jokes on ‘The Bachelor’ Might Make Me Finally Stop Watching

They're stale and stigmatizing, and I'm very, very sick of them.


The WhatsApp Group Fighting Virginity Tests in India

Newly-married women in the Kanjarbhat community must submit to a humiliating test to prove their chastity. Members of Stop The V-Ritual say it's time for the practice to end.


How to Take Someone's Virginity Ethically

11 ways to make sure your partner feels sexy, comfortable, and cared for.


Six-Word Advice for Anyone About to Lose Their Virginity

“Try not to laugh too much.”


What Brett Kavanaugh Got Wrong About Sexual Assault and Virginity

Experts on sexual violence say Kavanaugh revealed a deep misunderstanding of sexual assault when he brought up virginity during a Fox News interview.


How to Have Sex for the First Time

Everything you need to know about losing your virginity.


5 Trans Women Discuss Losing Their Virginity—Twice

Most people lose their virginity once, but after transition, do trans people get to have sex for the first time, a second time?


Having Sex With Straight Men and Learning to Love as a Transgender Woman

As a teenage boy, and later a woman, I saw men try, fail, and finally succeed at learning to love.


What It's Like Growing Up with the Belief that Tampons Take Virginity

As a teen, I felt stuck in a miserable balancing act: hiding tampons from my family or being shamed by friends for not using them.


I'm a 29-Year-Old Pregnant Virgin

"This is me giving a middle finger to the people who told me I couldn’t do it because I'm not married yet."


What It’s Like Being a Virgin at 40

“Hearing stories from people about dating, songs about sex and love, or even reading about it, has always made me feel abnormal as a human being.”


For Many Romani Women, Marriage Requires a Reconstructed Hymen

I hung out with a Spanish Roma woman while she was having her virginity "reinstalled."