Dating virgins

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Being Respectful Establishing Boundaries Being Intimate Community Q&A You may find yourself in a relationship with someone who has less sexual experience than you.If your partner is a virgin and you are not, it's very important to understand boundaries early on.

Some may have had physical intercourse with another person – oral sex, mutual masturbation, possibly even anal sex – but consider themselves virgins because they’ve never had penile/vaginal sex.

Others may have had penetrative sex but not “count” it for one reason or another.

Gesselman of the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University — asked nearly 5,000 people (ages 18 to 76) if they would consider dating a virgin.

Most of the people in the study who’d had sex before reported that they would not date a virgin — but but here’s where it gets really interesting: An even greater number of said they, too, would not date someone who had not previously had sex.

Beyond that, there are some other obvious shortcomings to the study.

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