We visited the Venus 2016 Festival in Berlin to ask porn stars the differences between real sex and sex on camera.
There's a specific bit of historical context to the idea of valuing first-time sex, and it doesn't seem to be changing just yet.
I was always worried what men would think when they went "down there."
"It was like losing my virginity again."
The responsibility of being a straight guy's first time is real, and it's even more stressful when you don't realise you've deflowered him until he tells you right after.
Mohammed Abad lost his penis in a car accident. After getting a prosthetic penis decades later and arranging to lose his virginity, he was in another car crash and had to delay his plans.
Modern Orthodox children aren't as sheltered from secular life the way some more strict Jewish denominations are, but talking about sex is still taboo, and can leave some kids confused—I know I was.
Abstaining from sex when you know what it feels like is a lot harder than if you'd never done it at all.
So, all in all, a pretty good start to 2016.
Researchers have come up with several intriguing—if improbable—scientific explanations for the virgin birth of Jesus Christ.
The tests have little scientific basis, but could save a life.
For years, I improvised physical intimacy with inanimate DIY objects, trying everything from microwaved melons to surgical gloves wrapped in a towel.