Men and women were not found to differ in their definitions of having sex, sexual partner, or a loss of virginity across different levels of relationship status or across levels of actor gender.
It is clear that students were using different criteria when deciding whether to classify a situation as involving having sex, a sexual partner, and a loss of virginity. Considering the importance of self-report data of sexual experiences and attitudes to the development of sexual-health programs, these findings underscore the importance for researchers and health practitioners to be very clear about their behavioural and situational criteria when questioning young people about sexual encounters.
Can a teenage girl's "loss of virginity
" be socially sanctioned in American media?
Stephen Lowenstein might just as well have rifled his collection of interviews with directors "My First Time," rather than "My First Movie." If his subjects are to be believed, the initial mounting of a director's chair, like the loss of virginity
, is a sacred act laced with joy, terror, struggle and regret.
Among the artworks her poems address are such recognizable tableaux as Gauguin's primitivist Loss of Virginity
; Bill Traylor's Untitled fabulist depiction of a large man, cane in hand, balancing on his head a great blue-colored earthen pot atop which sits a dog; and Picasso's Girl Helping a Minotaur.
In chapter 2, "Orienting Virginity," and chapter 3, "Topping from the Bottom: Anne Tenino's Frat Boy and Toppy," Allan turns to the loss of virginity
as a rite of passage many of us undergo.
So driving tests, prom night and loss of virginity
aren't the usual big deals, and instead Lady Bird slowly learns the priceless lesson that her mother is also a person.