To really understand, we have to go back, back three hundred years at least, to when college was not fun at all.
Read: The Top 10 Party Schools In America During the colonial era in the U.
S., college was, as one historian described it, a “veritable straitjacket of petty rules.” Essentially every detail of students’ lives was controlled: how they kept their room, how they dressed and wore their hair, what they could do, when and what they ate, where they could go and when.
There were substantial penalties for deviance and they came swiftly.
Stop being so judgmental—there's more to someone than their v-card.
As a longtime fan of Lisa Wade’s blog, Sociological Images, I would have gladly read pretty much any book she wrote.
Perhaps the best conclusion to take away from this all?
It’s an odd way to think about an institution dedicated to occupational training, if you think about.?
And how did casual sex, of all things, become synonymous with enjoying one’s higher education?
(One woman shares: "What I Learned From 10 Years of One-Night Stands.")The reality is, more and more of us are swiping our v-cards before saying "I do"—so a group of researchers from Indiana University set out to see if there was a stigma to staying a virgin, particularly when it comes to establishing romantic relationships. Their results showed that the average age at which adults in America lose their virginity is 17; 90 percent of people 22 to 24 have had sex. Seventy-five percent of 20-year-olds are having sex before tying the knot. ) The report went on to show that being a virgin, especially later in life, can potentially lower one's chances of becoming involved in a romantic relationship.
D., and her fellow authors used self-reported questionnaires to complete three small studies—one to examine the expected age of sexual debut and perceptions of stigmatization, another to review whether that sexual inexperience limits dating opportunities and a third to further asses whether sexual experience affects one's attractiveness as a potential partner.