What It’s Like to Be an “Old” Virgin

What It’s Like to Be an “Old” Virgin

GQ talked to 40 individuals about why they waited.

Being truly a virgin later on in life is, possibly most importantly things, an experience that is incredibly isolating. It is not only an extremely stigmatizing label—only strengthened by news tropes that suggest that older virgins are simply just punchlines—it’s also seldom talked about freely, seriously, or with any standard of compassion.

We chatted to about 40 individuals who stayed virgins it’s like to be a “late”-in-life virgin—why they waited, the obstacles they faced, and what sex was like when they finally had it until they were at least 22 (five years after the average age at which Americans lose their virginity, according to the CDC) to see what. Continue reading “What It’s Like to Be an “Old” Virgin”