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Losing It: How We Popped Our Cherry Over the Last 80 Years (NONE) Paperback – April 4, 2013
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This isn’t about the physical act of sex. It’s about the emotions, the era, and the context that led to and surround the physical act. It’s filled with deeply poignant accounts of of love, lust, hormones, societal pressure, and what effects, if any, the loss of your virginity may have on the rest of your sex life as you grow up and grow older.
It’s not erotica. It’s not a book that tries to sway the reader one way or the other. It’s an honest look at sex through the years and how our attitudes have been shaped by time, knowledge, and feminism.
I think it’s an important read for anyone that feels their bad first time was an anomaly. It wasn’t. Sex is always awkward, uncomfortable and sometimes really painful the first few times around.I’m torn between wanting every young person to read this book and thinking that they wouldn’t be mature enough to handle what it is that is really being said between the pages.
As someone who loves figuring out what makes people tick, I found this to be a great peek behind the proverbial curtain into an area of life that few people ever speak candidly about.
The author does a sterling job of collating these stories with a thoughtful and sensitive narrative that brings much-needed continuity and context to a very varied set of intimate, personal accounts.
Whatever your level of sexual experience, whatever physical or emotional barriers you face, you are guaranteed to find something in this book that will strike a chord and leave you with something to reflect on.