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Get Real! How Long Does it Take to Become a Virgin Again?

Virginity is an intellectual concept, idea, belief, and perhaps most accurately, a word for identity some people use, usually to identify when they or others have not had certain sexual experiences

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Get Real! Waited Til Marriage But Sex Isn’t Working Out

The lead-up to sex for newlyweds who wait for marriage is SO huge, unrealistic expectations–to be a “good” wife or a “good” husband, or have sex as some sort of duty– can create even more stress.

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Get Real! Unpacking Cultural Myths and Biases About Women’s Bodies & Sex

I often get questions from women in South Asia or the Middle East concerning virginity “status” in relation to their culture. Here are a number of such questions and the answers to them.

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Get Real! He Said He’d Wait, But He Won’t Stop Asking

What do you call it when someone asks the same question over and over again hoping to get a different answer? Pressure.

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Get Real! Myths & Realities of Bleeding with First Intercourse

There has been little scientific research on the incidence of bleeding after first intercourse, and it doesn’t have any real medical relevance.

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Get Real! Did I Break My Hymen with Masturbation?

You do not lose your virginity from masturbation. Nor does a woman lose her virginity because she’s sexually excited, touches her own anatomy or talks about sex with others.

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More Vampires, This Time With a Twist

It may not escape some of the conservative currents that inform vampire stories, but True Blood does a good job of scrambling and subverting them.

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RH Reality Check Interviews: Jessica Valenti, Author of The Purity Myth

RH Reality Check’s Laura Janoff spoke to Jessica Valenti about liberal parents, schoolgirl fetishes, and women’s sexuality unleashed.

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Get Real! Did I Lose My Virginity By Masturbating?

Virginity is a cultural idea, not a medical fact, and not a particularly useful one. And masturbation is A-OK.

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Get Real! My Girlfriend Lost Her Virginity To Someone Else

This week in Heather’s popular Scarleteen sex advice column for teens, Heather talks to Ronnie who has questions about his girlfriend’s feelings for her first sexual partner.

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