We peeked into the lives of six young Europeans to find out how they lost their virginity. Read on! Some of us do it for peer pressure, others because they felt they had found the right person. Some times it hurts, some other times is absolutely orgasmic.
Virginity: confessions of young Europeans
This is the average age when teens lose their virginity - PopBuzz
IF our old favourite rom-coms are anything to go by, having sex for the first time should be a deeply romantic and memorable experience that we cherish forever. However, new research has found that millions of British teenagers are having sex too soon - and nearly HALF of women believe they did not lose their virginity "at the right time". In a study led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, experts asked nearly 3, people between the ages of 17 and 24 about how they felt after their first sexual experience. In order to judge whether the individual had made an informed decision before having sex, researchers also asked if they had felt ready to lose their virginity and if contraception had been used. After this, only the participants who answered yes to all four questions were classified as sexually competent - ie. When quizzed on how they felt about their first sexual experience, 40 per cent of young women and 26 per cent of men believe they did not lose their virginity "at the right time". While the majority of the 3, participants had lost their virginity by the age of 18, half of the group had already had sex before turning
Nearly HALF of young women say they regret losing their virginity too early
First things first: there is no right or wrong age to lose your virginity. The only factors that matter when it comes to having sex for the first time is that both YOU and your partner are ready, and you're using protection. And while what you see on TV and in the movies might tell you otherwise, everyone's first time is SO different. Don't let anybody — your friends or characters on the big screen — dictate what's normal or not normal. It's ALL normal.
There's no right time to have sex but it happens. And with sex scenes in our favourite shows like Riverdale and Orange Is The New Black, it can cloud our judgement on how the deed really goes down — FYI it's not always like your favourite Netflix show. It might seem like everyone around you is at it like rabbits but when you get down to it is up to you.