But the conversation was always about boys, never about being sexual with girls, so I felt completely unprepared when I went to have sex with my girlfriend for the first time." — Brooklyn, 2214.
"I was 18 and I kinda just wanted to get it over with.
He told me to relax and that we didn't have to continue if I didn't want to, but I did.
"We were 17 and we needed a time when our parents weren’t home, so we waited until Christmas Eve when his parents had left for a holiday party. But other than that l think it was pretty perfect as far as virgins go." — Debby, 225.
I was so incredibly nervous — l think we both were. "It was after homecoming and we were just in his room. It wasn't painful, but it honestly didn't feel like anything at all was happening.
And then a 1-2 minutes later it was over." — Jasmyne, 21 6. I lost my virginity to someone I actually cared about, which doesn’t mean much to me looking back now, but it was important to me back then.
It was late at night and we were in the backseat of his car.
"I was a sophomore in high school and at a Halloween party.
I got pretty drunk and had sex with one of my childhood friends (on his birthday) in the basement of his house.
He made me feel comfortable and respected, so one night, I went over and we had sex.
It wasn't awkward or weird, and it wasn't this special magical moment either. And then it sort of just happened to me rather than me choosing whether or not I wanted to." — Alex, 2210.
Then, the next day, I found out one of my best friends also had sex for the first time that night.
So to this day, she and I will text each other on October 30 to say happy anniversary." — Tory, 244.
I didn't necessarily feel bad, and I definitely don't regret any of it, the circumstances just made it hard for me to let go and loosen up.