Re: One in eight 26 year olds are virgins
Huh, I lost my virginity at 26, not because I was scared of intimacy; I craved being close to someone. It was because my parents practically beat into my head the belief that sex before marriage was all kinds of bad, and I would be stupid to do it. I was also told numerous times that if I ever got pregnant outside of marriage, I wouldn't have a home to come home to. Both of those things scared me enough to not want to disappoint my parents. It's also a contributing reason why I never had kids earlier (or at all, actually). I was scared ****less to get pregnant, as I knew I'd be disowned. So, for me, it was more circumstantial stuff and beliefs that I was pushed into rather than choice. Maybe others experience this as well.