Subscriber Account active since. There are two main tales that get spun around having sex for the first time. One, that as long as you have sex with the right person, it'll be magical and beautiful. And two, no matter who you have sex with for the first time, it's bound to be awkward and painful as hell.
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Mostly, though, it's hard to imagine what sex will actually be like when it happens — beyond what you learned in sex education class. That's why we talked to 24 people to find out exactly what first time sex was like, and what they wished they'd known going in. Before we dive into their real-life experiences, let's set the record straight: Below are some of the most common questions people ask about virginity. What does losing your virginity mean? For many people, the idea of virginity is tied to penis-in-vagina intercourse. But that leaves out a whole group of people who aren't even interested in this type of sex. For others, especially those in the LGBTQ community, engaging in other types of sex including oral sex or anal sex would also equate to losing your virginity.
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Some people say that it hurts, while others report no pain at all. For many, it refers to penetrative vaginal sex. Penetrative vaginal sex can hurt for many reasons, not just due to the loss of virginity. Some people believe that tearing the hymen , a thin layer that often covers the vagina, explains the pain that some people experience when they first have sex. However, not everyone has a hymen, and even when they do, it may not tear during vaginal sex.
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