Today we're highlighting Chris in Portland, Oregon, whose serious romantic complications began with a live action role-playing game. 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 33-year-old white male video artist living in Portland, Oregon.
How do you define virginity?
Having not had sex. Like, real sex.
Tell us your story
I was 14. She was my best friend's girl. We were playing this live action role-playing game. In real life, they were a couple, but in the game she and I were. It was a very complicated and confusing situation. Adding sex to the mix just made it worse. Of course it was not sustainable and ended with a falling out between us. Since I was ashamed of being hurt by sex and didn't understand that sex could be a traumatic experience, I kept the entire thing a secret for a very long time, which only made it worse.