Kate Monro is the author of Losing It: How We Lost Our Cherry Over the Last 80 Years, published by Icon Books.

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  • Losing our virginity…it happens to almost all of us, no matter who we are or where we come from. How did it happen for you? Ever wondered what other people think and feel about this never-to-be-repeated experience? I am on a mission to find out. Follow my journey as I collect stories from as wide a selection of people as possible. From men and women, old and young, gay, straight, Christian, Muslim and Catholic, from the funny and the sad, to the happy and occasionally, the unbelievable. I am in search of the one story that we rarely share. Come and join my adventure.

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  • Have you got a story you would like to post? Or an opinion you would like to share? Email me: katemonroe@yahoo.com Remember to tell me when you were born and what country you come from. All names will be changed to protect identity.

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July 15, 2007

Comments

DC

You have a very interesting car mechanic, or maybe it's a gender thing, as I know that when I go to the garage it's very much a guys standing talking about the finer points of slip differentials.

Maybe it's a throwback to the age of machismo when knowing something about cars and being able to fix them (I mean all you do is plug them into a compuetr these days!) was a very masculine thing to do.

I have to admit that, since starting to visit your blog, I never put much thought to cultural differences. Obviously there are large differences form country to country, but what about county to county, the differences between rural and urban? Is living in a small town where everyone knows each others business more stressful than a busy urban area where there is a greater chance of meeting someone suitable? Or does the familiarity of a close knit rural area make thngs easier, while being in an overcrowded city give too many choices.

Anyway, my first attempt at a reply and as usual shot off on a tangent.

Take care everyone.

Drunk Mummy

Good grief - Roger's grandma sounds like she would be a riot at parties!

Kate M

Not sure in answer to the first comment and yes!!!! in answer to the second.
No, seriously, theres no doubt there are huge cultural differences between life in the country and life in the smoke. Just look at the arguments about fox hunting.
In the end its probably a case of six of one and half a dozen of the other and you can't get away from the fact that virginity is a tricky issue, no matter where you come from.

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