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

“Shechter’s movie, with a 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
“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
“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
“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

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

read the V-Card Diaries: 

Over 400 stories of sexual debuts and deferrals

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