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.
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Having sex for the first time is a pretty big deal—and while losing your virginity can be the subject of a lot of excitement, but it can also carry feelings of fear or anxiety. Mostly, though, it's hard to imagine what sex will actually be like when it happens— beyond what you learned in sex education class. That's why we talked to 24 people to find out exactly what losing their virginity was like—and what they wished they'd known going in. Before we dive into their real-life experiences, let's set the record straight when it comes to what virginity is. Virginity is defined as never having had sex—but that definition is tricky since people define sex in different ways.
There are SO many different reactions you could have, both emotional and physical, to having sex for the first time, all of which are completely normal. As long as you use protection and are percent sure you're ready, you're in a good place. To be even more prepared, though, keep reading to find out things that no one tells you about losing your virginity. If you're thinking of having sex or if you've already started, you'll want to start talking to your doctor about it.