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27 Things You Should Know Before You “Lose” Your Virginity
Doctor Explains Why Pain When Losing Virginity Is BS
Subscriber Account active since. There are two main tales that get spun around having sex for the first time. One, that as long as you have sex with the right person, it'll be magical and beautiful. And two, no matter who you have sex with for the first time, it's bound to be awkward and painful as hell. But, which tale is true? Well, it's hard to say.
Most people think that losing your virginity always hurts — a doctor explains why that's total BS
There is no one definition of virginity. Others may define virginity as never engaging in vaginal penetration with a penis, despite having had other types of sex, including oral stimulation and anal penetration. Some people may no longer call themselves a virgin after engaging in anal penetration or penetration with a finger or sex toy. Others may reconsider their virginity status after receiving or giving oral stimulation. Oh, the hymen — the stuff of legend.
OK, so you're thinking about having sex for the first time and you just have SO. Will losing your virginity hurt a lot? And like, how much? How do you know you're ready? Does doing XYZ count as sex?