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V-Card Diaries: Courtney "I have never had a significant other that I have felt open with about my sexuality"

Today we're highlighting Courtney from Missouri who talks about why, when it comes to sex, women can't  win. If you want to tell your story, go to our submission form. You can find all our V-Card Diaries here. Tell us about yourself:

I'm a 20-year-old, feminist college student from the Midwest who plans on going to law school. Oh, by the way, I've never had a boyfriend.

How do you define virginity?

I define virginity as sexual innocence—someone who has never fully connected with another person (haha) in a romantic way so that they could be open about their sexuality.

Do you consider yourself a virgin? Tell us why.

I do consider myself a virgin. I just have never had a significant other that I have felt open with about my sexuality.

Any thoughts on virginity in our society?

Women cannot win. While male virginity is basically meaningless female virginity is supposedly EVERYTHING—however, if you are a female your virginity doesn't belong to you, it's something you give up. I feel like the societal standard for women is so outdated and we need to stop reinforcing it.

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