There is no one definition of virginity. Others may define virginity as never engaging in vaginal penetration with a penis, despite having had other types of sex, including oral stimulation and anal penetration. Some people may no longer call themselves a virgin after engaging in anal penetration or penetration with a finger or sex toy. Others may reconsider their virginity status after receiving or giving oral stimulation. Oh, the hymen — the stuff of legend.
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Like: If there are two holes in your vagina your urethra and your vaginal canal , which hole does sex happen in? And what about all this "popping the cherry" stuff I've heard about? And WTF is a hymen?! Let's start off by answering that last question.
What to Know Before Having Sex for the First Time
Your first time having sex can be the subject of a lot of excitement, but it can also carry feelings of fear or anxiety. Mostly, though, it's hard to imagine what it will actually be like when it happens. For many of us, the only conception we have of our first time is what we see in the movies, but those portrayals don't very often get it right — especially when it comes to the first time. No, having sex won't change you. It might hurt, but it also might not.
In order to help debunk some of the harmful and confusing myths around the subject, we spoke to a variety of sex experts, psychologists and regular people about what losing your virginity means, and how to go about getting it done the right way. The concept of losing your virginity is not as simple as many people make it out to be. Traditionally, losing your virginity has meant engaging in penetrative sexual intercourse, whether penis-in-vagina or penis-in-anus.