At what age did you? (You don't have to answer that).
More interestingly, at what age do a significant amount of people pop their cherry?
And do you think that culture has changed? What are the societal pressures and values generically regarding this now?
I don't think people view losing their virginity in the same way as they used to, although that may be a generational thing where we all think the youth of today's views/experiences are different to our own.
I think popular culture is far more sexualised than it used to be, and that this has a knock on effect on how people view sex. When you're surrounded by sexual images/media content, it doesn't seem to be as significant as it once.
18...a summer fling to a boy who was just lovely.
I remember being one of the last girls in my school year to have sex and not really caring either. I think children and teens are becoming sexualised younger than when I was a teenager. They seem (from where I am) much older and more confident than I ever was!
I was a couple of weeks shy of 16, and it wasn't a big deal. But then I don't class myself as the typical teenager for a whole range of reasons that I dont want to go in to.
At that age most of my friends were in over 18 and some in their 20's so I guess I was doing what fitted in with my peers at the time.
16 - I have to admit I did it so that I'd have "done it" I suspect a minority are doing it far younger than we'd have imagined 13+ but that the majority are about the same. Might be talking utter carp though, what do I know?!
Me, more like 20, but I was gagging for it by then.
My elder daughter, I think that the New Year party season from when they were 13+ there was a bit of a pact. Half of her peer group got laid that week. I think that she has held off until she turned 16, but I'm fairly sure that she's active now. I don't mean right this minute, but I could be wrong.
I lost mine with Red Dwarf on the telly in the background.
She was either dressed as a clown and i was trying not to fall into the swimming pool.
Her name was Mia and she was a French exchange student from Nice and it happened on a train in a smoking carriage to Southend-on- Sea in '84
but i think her name was Lola and she was a show girl
but you knew that already
15 yrs & 9 mths.....August 1986...... to the sound of Lulu on the radio singing Shout !
I'd planned to have Dire Straits on the record player (what a charmer) but once it all kicked off there was no way i was moving to turn the radio off !! The little scottish pipsqueak still makes me smile whenever i see/hear her
At my secondary school - if you hadn't had it by 15 you were considered 'strange' and very odd.... saying that most of the girls in my final year had either: had a baby/was pregnant/had several abortions.
I think it's not just cultural but also local stigma for what's acceptable or not. I know that at another school - the age there was A LOT older - 18 years on average.
22 and on my wedding night
I was a bit of a late comer (sorry about that but I couldn't resist!) - 23. I wasn't going to wait for my wedding night though as we still aren't married and we've been together 22 years now!!
I've got no idea about current pressures but I can't imagine there's been much of a change. There's plenty of very young mums where I live.
I was only 12, and there was a bit of an age gap.......... my uncle was already in his 40's.
13 She was 16 who da man! Didn't really have much of an idea what I was doing. Don't regret though
Goodness!! My appropriate adult/child protection head is spinning! And I am definitely glad I waited!
I was fifteen, so was he.
That was 35 years ago
(we're not still together, btw)
The night before my english lit o level. I got a B in that, it was ages before I bothered trying the sex thing again I was over 16 though which was pretty much OAP in terms of my friends trying it.
Here's a question for those of you who had sex while still under the age of consent - did you worry about the age limit? Did it mean anything to you? I'm not judging, I'm genuinely curious!
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