Keith McDorman walks into the back room of an Austin, Texas coffee shop. With his dirty-blond hair, light eyes, week-old beard, and striped button-down shirt, he looks like a younger, shorter, bohemian version of Bradley Cooper. He tosses his scooter helmet onto the wooden table, sits across from me at a booth that barely fits us both, and talks before I ask a question. That statement brings glances from studying college students. We opt for more privacy by heading outside, where we talk over a live rock band at a high table near a vegan food truck.
The unspoken truth about waiting until marriage
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There is a stereotype which claims losing your virginity is a much bigger deal for women than it is for men. There are physical reasons to support this. During their first time many women experience some pain and bleeding. Such an uncomfortable start to a hopefully rich and enjoyable sexual life can make the day itself seem intimidating. Often men do not seem to give as much consideration to losing their virginity. The stereotype extends to see horny adolescent young men as just wanting to have sex at all costs.
How do you measure up?
Growing up in a Christian home, I was raised to view my virginity as almost as important as my salvation. I took those warnings to heart. It's difficult to understand if you didn't grow up in the church, but the focus on purity before marriage is so pervasive in many Christian circles that I didn't even question it. Of course I would wait until marriage. How could I think of doing anything else?
Forget butt play or the pull-out method : The latest trend in sex might be forgoing it altogether. According to a recent study out of University College London , millennials are waiting longer to have sex than members of previous generations, with But some wait even longer than that. We recently talked to three people who have remained virgins well into their 30s — one by choice, the other two by happenstance. Responses have been edited for clarity and style, with last names withheld for privacy.