When I started high school and became close with the popular girls, they pressured me to lose my virginity, since I had already been dating my boyfriend for a year. But at 14, I felt I was too young to have sex. My boyfriend understood that and wanted me to have sex only when I was ready. His best friend was another story.
'I lost my virginity at 14. That one, single event still haunts me 30 years later.'
Losing virginity at 'My story still haunts me 30 years later.'
Content warning: This post contains mentions of sexual assault and suicidal ideation and may be triggering for some readers. I was 14 when I lost my virginity. Sounds young. It was. I remind myself that it was only a couple of weeks before my 15th birthday. The truth? I was a year-old girl when I started having sex.
11 'How I Lost My Virginity' Stories That Are Awkward And Then Some
Growing up, there is so much hype built up about how your first time should be. You're told to either wait until marriage or to wait until it's with someone you love. However, that's not always the case, and whether you like it or not, losing your virginity is a memory that will stay with you forever. For most people, this does not include rose petals, candles, or Marvin Gaye.
Despite what you see on TV and in movies, having sex for the first time is rarely romantic, pleasant, or sexy. Sure, it can be—in theory. It was with my boyfriend on our one-year anniversary.