Experience first intimate lost portrait sexual virginity
In this book based on her sociological research, Laura Carpenter sets out the contemporary meanings of virginity and its loss. She identifies three main ways of understanding virginity: virginity as a precious gift one can give to others; virginity as a stigma signifying a lower status; and first sex as a natural step in a human relationship that healthy people experience. She argues that most people' in the USA understand virginity loss using some combination of these three models. These models often influence when and how people decide to have their first sexual experiences, and are related to their religious, ethical and social views.
Find in a library : Virginity lost : an intimate portrait of first sexual experiences
Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn more. Volume 68 , Issue 3. The full text of this article hosted at iucr. If you do not receive an email within 10 minutes, your email address may not be registered, and you may need to create a new Wiley Online Library account. If the address matches an existing account you will receive an email with instructions to retrieve your username. Journal of Marriage and Family Volume 68, Issue 3.
Citation Styles for "Virginity lost : an intimate portrait of first sexual experiences"
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions.
Nervous, inexperienced, confused. For most, losing your virginity is one of life's most significant moments, always to be remembered. Of course, experiences vary, but Laura Carpenter asks: Is there an ideal way to lose it? What often compels the big step? In this first comprehensive study of virginity loss, Carpenter teases out the complexities of all things virgin by drawing on interviews with both young men and women who are straight, gay or bisexual.