“I’m sad that I didn’t have sex until I was 37”
While the average person loses their virginity in their late teens, this is not true for everyone. “Joseph”, who is 60 and a widower, found it was a source of great shame and frustration. Here he shares his story.
I remained a virgin until my late 30s. I have no idea how unusual that is but I experienced a sense of shame, and I felt stigmatised.
I was a terribly shy and anxious person, but not isolated. I always had friends but I was never able to translate that into intimate relationships.
At school and sixth form I was surrounded by girls and women, but I never made the kind of move that is probably quite a normal one to make.
By the time I reached university, my pattern was set – not having relationships was what I expected. A lot of it was due to a lack of self-esteem and a deep sense that people would not find me attractive.
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