If you say you haven't, you're a prude. If you say you have, you're a slut. It's a trap. So spoke Ally Sheedy's character in "The Breakfast Club" on a topic that inspires continued fascination: virginity, the v-card every woman is supposed to hold onto at the time in her life when she is often obsessed with turning it in. Virginity is a tricky concept. As a culture we've explored it in our films , TV shows , books and classrooms , but we still don't have a clear-cut definition of what it entails or why it's important. To get more answers to those questions, we asked our female readers to send us their virginity stories -- the good, the bad, the simply "meh.
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There is so much illogical pressure surrounding this topic, and so much diversity when it comes to opinions. None of them are right, or wrong- but society shapes the perception of men and women so differently, I wanted to explore it. I want them to be the first person I fall in love with. I want to know that whoever I lose it to is not just going to leave right after.
The internet is a wonderful place, isn't it? Something for everyone. Reminding us, mainly, of the excruciating moment we had to pretend we knew what the bloody hell was going on down there, it certainly makes for some great entertainment.