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 — is an idea of a woman’s body as an object for transaction.
— Salon

As Expert Source

PUBLICATIONS

Elle Magazine “Living In The Virginity Rut”
Fusion “Male Virgins Seek More Than Sex Online”
The Atlantic  “Living Myths About Virginity”
Salon “The trouble with virginity: What America’s sexual language leaves out”
Time.com “The Shame of the Male Virgin”
Huffington Post “11 Things Everyone Should Know About Virginity Culture”
Gurl.com “What Is The Definition Of Virginity? There Isn’t One!”
The Gloss “8 Reactions to the Worst Virginity Myths, In GIFs”

VIDEO

Fusion TV: Alicia Menendez Tonight

AUDIO

Q with Jian Ghomeshi (CBC Radio) Therese Shechter is expert guest on virginity

INTERNATIONAL PRESS

The Globe and Mail (Canada) “Let’s talk about virginity: How women are owning their ‘sexual debut'”
The Globe and Mail (Canada) “Documentary examines the honour – and shame – of virginity”
The Jakarta Globe (Indonesia) “Wherever You’re From, A Call to Talk About Sex”
Macleans Magazine (Canada) “The black wedding gown backlash”
The Guardian (UK) “Virginity: how was it for you?”
Causette Magazine (France) “Quand Maman Lit du Porno (When Mother Reads Porno)”

A breath of fresh, comedic air.
— Tribeca Film Blog

interviews

PUBLICATIONS

.Mic “Meet the Filmmaker Convincing America That Virginity Doesn’t Exist”
Brown Girl Magazine “How To Lose Your Virginity”
Spark Movement “How to Lose Your Virginity: an interview with Therese Shechter”
The Scarlet Orchid “How To Lose Your Virginity: An interview with Therese Shechter”
The Frisky Frisky Q&A: Therese Shechter, Director Of “How To Lose Your Virginity
Women & Hollywood (IndieWire): “DOC NYC Women Directors: Meet Therese Shechter”
POV Documentaries Blog “Film Anatomy: How to Lose Your Virginity”
Adios Barbie “Therese Shechter on Sexuality, Abstinence, and How to Lose your Virginity”
RH Reality Check “A Discussion With the Filmmakers of ‘How to Lose Your Virginity’ and ‘Subjectified’”
About: Sexuality, Cory Silverberg: How To Lose Your Virginity”
Fleshbot “Barely Legal, Virgin Porn, And “How To Lose Your Virginity” (NSFW website)

VIDEO

BK Live: Interview with Therese Shechter and Lisa Esselstein

AUDIO

Reproductive Health Reality Check: Realcast Podcast with Amanda Marcotte
Sex City (CIUT Radio) Therese Shechter on “How To Lose Your Virginity”
The Nerdist Podcast “Sex Nerd Sandra: Virgin: The Sexual Debutante”
Sex Ed Radio The Virginity Episode
Fully Engaged Feminism Podcast “Episode 27 Losing Your Virginity”

INTERNATIONAL PRESS

Istanbul Art News Magazine “Bekaretiniz Kaybetmenin Yollari”
Daily Life (Australia) Rachel Hills “How To Lose Your Virginity”
YNET (Israel) תעשיית הבתולין: 100 נשים מספרות על הפעם ה-1 (Virginity: 100 Women Talk About The First Time)

Reviews & Recommendations

PUBLICATIONS

Jezebel “New Documentary Explores WTF is Up with the Virginity Obsession”
Feministing “Film: How to Lose Your Virginity” 
Upworthy “Handpicked by Upworthy” series
Rookie Mag “Saturday Links!”
Bitch Magazine (Fall 2013, no link to story) “How To Lose Your Virginity” film review
The New York Observer “To Do Sunday: See Therese Shechter’s How to Lose Your Virginity
The College Fix “Sexual Revolution Tackles Virginity: Coming To A Campus Near You”
Lilth Magazine Blog “Losing My Virginity: Of Romance and Property Rights”
Tribeca Film Blog “How to Lose Your Virginity,’ Premiering at DOC NYC This Weekend”
Bitch Flicks “How to Lose Your Virginity or: How We Need to Rethink Sex”
SF Gate “Virginty Obsession is the Focus of a New Documentary”

Smart.
— Elle Magazine
Shechter and her film are part of a new vanguard of feminist thinkers and media makers seeking to redefine how we think about virginity–or do away with the concept altogether.

— Daily Life (Australia)