Our Weird Obsession With Virginity.

The concept of sex might have been alien to us in our homes, but abstinence and virginity were not. Early on, we learned to equate virginity with purity. Our parents, teachers, religious texts, and places of worship, etc., instilled the idea of ‘saving it for marriage’ or ‘for the right one’.

At the same time, sex was everywhere in movies, magazines, music, comics, and ads. At school, we all knew that one kid who had their first sexual experience and they would not stop bragging about it. They were considered ‘corrupt’, but still ‘cool’ and ‘popular’. Sexually-active…