How To Lose Your Virginity

An eye-opening and irreverent documentary journey through religion, history, pop culture and $30 internet hymens. By turns hilarious and horrifying, the film reveals the myths and misogyny behind virginity in America, and what we can do to change the conversation. A film by Therese Shechter, director of I Was A Teenage Feminist

Educators say...

"A very open and intelligent film...approaches the difficult subject with warmth and humor. I recommend it for anyone who desires a serious, grown-up, critical overview of the issue of sex and virginity in contemporary America." 
— Anthropology Review

The Press says...

"Shechter’s movie, with breezy, watchable, funny delivery, walks us through the simple argument baked into the very term virginity — one that we still use freely — the idea of a woman’s body as an object for transaction." 
— Salon


Parents say...

"The film doesn't advocate sexual activity or abstinence--only that what you do should be your choice and your timing and free from judgment or shame. My girls have both seen the film and appreciated its candor and that of the young people in it."
–Lynne, mother of two teenage girls

Organizations say...

“We were so thrilled to partner with Trixie Films and Therese to host a screening of her amazing documentary during our 2014 Sex Ed Weeks of Action!" 
– Planned Parenthood of NYC

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Telling our stories through digital art

Every day of February 2016, we posted a graphic created by interns Bree and Sally.
Each is inspired by a quote from our interactive story-sharing site The V-Card Diaries.

See & share all the graphics 
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Read & share your stories on The V-Card Diaries

Bring the film and its director to your campus or organization! 

Whether your event is DIY, or with Therese, we've got lots of resources to make your event amazing. 
Get your Screening Action Kit and more Free Resources for Educators here


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There's no one magic moment! Help disrupt this virginity construct and order V-Cards for your class or organization.

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Over 400 stories of sexual debuts and deferrals

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