Post # 1
I know I’m in the minority for waiting until marriage to have sex (but I wouldn’t change a thing!)
My husband teaches middle school, and let’s just say he has some stories that freak me out a little bit; some of his students are doing stuff I’m not sure I knew existed when I was twelve!
So I’m curious if I was in the minority even as a kid, haha.
ETA: I ended the poll at 29 just because I know how much of the minority I am in, not because I think there’s anything wrong with choosing to wait longer than that! 🙂
Post # 3
I was 19, but I think things have changed since I was that age…I have friends that are teachers and their stories shock me. Also, my 12-year-old cousin was telling me stuff her best friend does and I can’t believe it.
Good for you for sticking with you beliefs though! Whatever the reason, I think it’s really respectable!
Post # 4
I was 18. Felt like I was on the older end of the curve then too as a second semester senior in high school
Post # 5
I was 17 which was older than most of my friends. It sickens me to think that elementary school kids are already having sex.
Post # 6
I was 20, and probably a bit older than both. Both of my younger (still teenage) siblings have also lost theirs. Crazy! My parents have neighbors with an only daughter who is 11. I have heard some crazy stuff about her. For one, she hooked up with my 18-year-old sisters ex bf who was like 17 at the time. GROSS, and sooo weird. To each their own I guess. I just never would have been ready for intimacy at such a young age.
Post # 7
I was 17–which is, I guess, “old” now, at least in comparison to the 12-year-olds! I was the second one in my group of friends to lose it.
Post # 8
I was 17 and now that I have a daughter entering the tween years wish I could tell her I waited until marriage. However, we do have age-appropriate discussions about sex and respect, which is more than I ever received at her age (12 years).
Post # 9
I was 14. I was the first one of my friends, and even though I don’t regret it I do wish I had waited for someone special.
ETA: Well, I did think he was special at the time. Then he turned abusive almost immediately after we started having sex… Soooo yeah.
Post # 10
I was 18, probably the last of my friends to lose it.
Post # 11
@MissMellow: 😉 I had a lot of reasons, but I haven’t really found weddingbee to be the place to expound on them, haha. As others have said, to each their own – but I do hope someday to raise my kids to wait until they’re emotionally mature enough to handle having sex (and having a relationship! I don’t even want my kids dating at 12, let alone having sex, hahaha)
Post # 12
I wanted to wait until I was married for cultural reason but then curiosity got the best of me and did the deed at the ripe old age of 26 with this hot guy I was seeing. I’m so shallow, I blame the six pack abs. LOL! The relationship didn’t last but I don’t regret it. 🙂
Post # 13
I had just turned 15, it was with my high school sweetheart, the quintessential “boy next door” (we were together for 4 years), and I don’t regret it in the least.
My step-sister was 11.
Post # 14
@ddw: I was 16 when I tried it for the first time. I was not all that impressed and felt I needed to wait a little longer. I did not become active on a regular basis until 21.
Post # 15
I was 17 but it does scare me that kids these days are having periods at 11 and sex about that age. My niece is 16 and I really really hope she hasn’t lost her Vcard yet or at least not when she was 12 or 13.
I’m a bit worried about when I have a daughter. I’m hoping by the time I have kids (in a year or so) and by the time she is about that age, that the trend is for kids to have sex later rather than sooner.
ETA: Oh I guess I have to add that I lost it to my now Darling Husband.
Post # 16
I know a girl who lost her virginity at 9 years old….