Today we're highlighting Paul, a 29-year-old man in Atlanta, who believes that staying a virgin has helped him avoid STIs. 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 am a 29-year-old male that lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
How do you define virginity?
A virgin is someone who has not experienced a consensual, sexual encounter where one or both persons is partially or fully nude and one or both persons is brought to orgasm.
Tell us your story
I am a shy and socially awkward male with a poor presentation that does not attract females. I am still happy to be a virgin at 29 because I have had more time to educate myself about the risks of sexually transmitted infections. I feel if I had sex when I was young, I would have contracted something. However, I feel virginity is overrated, the important thing is to practice safe sex with a loving partner.