So the next time someone asks you how you lost yours, I strongly suggest that you tell them you can’t quite remember and allow yourself the chance to smile at the memory, regardless of how imperfect it was.The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.If other men had got their dirty paws on you then it was much tougher to make sure that any bouncing baby boy you produced was 100 per cent his. Unfairly, men, who don’t find themselves afflicted with the nine month long visual evidence of sexual explorations, didn’t find that their virginity carried anywhere near such a premium.The language that surrounds the first time women have sex is guilt-inducing within itself.Boys are “still” virgins, and are traditionally praised for losing their virginity.When rapper Chris Brown announced that he lost his virginity at the age of eight, there was shock, but the reaction was split between shock and amusement, where as if a female singer had said the same thing she would have universally been seen as a victim of abuse.This language of deprivation implies a total lack of female agency and it places a value on not having had sex. So is it really any wonder, given the implication that sex changes you, that when the condom comes off and you’re lying under your One Direction duvet cover feeling absolutely no different, that you regret it? I imagine partially because of the very different experiences boys and girls usually have from early sexual encounters.
Our purpose was to provide our husbands, whether he was a jerkin-wearing sheep farmer, or the next King of England, with a son.Sadly young women don’t tend to experience the same thing.In fact girls aren’t just taught not to expect an orgasm, they’re taught that first time sex is supposed to hurt, when really there’s no reason that it should.So she's really happy and so am I, until an app popped up on my screen that said, "Unfortunitly, Its On, Service is Off" and my phone is useless. Thankfully the Customer Service at Walmart was able to patch me through to a Manager who patched me to Tim who was able to /at the very least/ troubleshoot to rule out DOA.An online search showed the App to be a battery burner, requiring a manual shut down, interrupted by the continual presence of the on screen warning popping up. The problem was eventually resolved by doing a factory reset -and- only turning on 1 device at a time until the Virgin Mobile Custom icon would appear on the phone.
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