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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Whats it all about?

  • 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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September 11, 2010



What a touching and beautiful story! I am not a christian, but I plan to save my virginity until marriage as well. No regrets.

Will Mendes

It is a very beautiful story. Thank you very much for sharing it with us.


Perhaps you do not equate waiting for love with waiting for marriage, but I think that they are equivalent when comparing someone with a religion that emphasizes family and chastity to someone like me who simply would not get married right now while pursuing studies/career/etc. I am not religious in any sense, do not come from a conservative background, have lived in very liberal cities and pursued higher education, have dated several men since the age of 16, none of whom shared similar aspirations to wait. I waited until 24 to lose my virginity after finding someone i love (i am now 25). I think the main difference is that I have no friends I know of who share my story. I ran across this post randomly... and while I had never been surprised at my own story (although my current boyfriend was), I am very, very, very surprised in all your interviews, you are unable to find someone with that story you were looking for except for someone with such a specific background.

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