If there's one memory you'll never forget, it's losing your virginity. And chances are everyone has a fascinating story to tellÃ¢â‚¬”whether it makes you smile, crack up, or cringe. That's why we're so intrigued by Kate Monro's new book, Losing It: How We Popped Our Cherry Over the Last 80 Years (April 2014, Icon Books), which shares 25 totally unique first-time sex stories.
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Monro pens the blog The Virginity Project where hundreds of readers have submitted their stories to her. Over a year, she sifted through emails and interviewed men and women about their sexual experiences, then put the most tantalizing ones in her book. There's the girl who lost her virginity to the electrician's son in the back of a van; the high school guy with a physical disability who lost his to the hottest girl in school; the woman who lost hers on her wedding night, and wasn't too impressed. Let's just say, no two stories are exactly alike.
"These stories are never boring," says Monro. "They might not think the act of sex is great, but the actual story is always amazing." She also noticed that disappointment was a major theme throughout her interviews, as most people had overblown expectations for their first time (we can probably thank a hundred teen movies and unrealistic porn clips for that). The main takeaway: most people don't have a mind-blowing first time. But hey, practice makes perfect, right?
So if your first naked date didn't end in fireworks, that's totally normal (or if it did, high five, you're a natural!). At least you'll always have a story to share with your friends.
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TELL US: What was your first time having sex like? Share your storiesÃ¢â‚¬”good or badÃ¢â‚¬”in comments below!
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