Is there an ideal way to lose it? For most, losing your virginity is one of life's most significant moments, always to be remembered. In this first comprehensive study of virginity loss, Carpenter teases out the complexities of all things virgin by drawing on interviews with both young men and women who are straight, gay or bisexual. Please list your name, institutional affiliation, course name and size, and institution address. Laura Carpenter assumes nothing, and therefore, learns a great deal. The stories here are frank, poignant and fascinating as Carpenter presents an array of experiences that run the gamut from triumphant to devastating.
I am in the author's debt, as is, I believe, the entire field of sexology.
Importantly, Carpenter argues that one's experience of virginity loss can have a powerful impact on one's later sexual experiences. Each vendor has its own pricing and delivery policies. Carpenter nicely grounds her analysis in sociocultural context, considering wider social reasons for shifting attitudes toward virginity loss and adeptly attending to the intersecting identifications of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality. New York University Press is proud to make many of our titles available in eBook editions. Virginity Lost offers a rare window into one of life's most intimate and significant sexual moments. For most, losing your virginity is one of life's most significant moments, always to be remembered. Laura Carpenter assumes nothing, and therefore, learns a great deal.