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I Am Abstinent Until Marriage

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    Getting Married At 18

    Hello Everyone! I just recently joined this website just looking for other people who are in the same situation I am in. I really just wanted to see how other people are handling wanted to get married at 18 and how there parents reacted and everything. So if any of you who got...
    unicorn28 unicorn28 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    My Choice

    My choice of abstinence actually has little to do with my Judeo-Catholic religion, though many people find this hard to believe. Of course part of it is to please the Lord, but, there are other reasons why I remain virgin.First, I believe that it is the most romantic and pure and...
    CharredAnarchie CharredAnarchie 18-21, F 2 Responses May 12, 2013

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    It'S Getting Sooo Hard!

    I'm waiting until marriage but I'm so tempted to give into this earthly sin! I'm trying to please God, but gosh it's hard!
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 16, 2013

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    i don't really think you have to wait until marriage unless you're very religious. BUT i don't think you should wait for someone long term, special & they deserve it without...
    Davonnaaa Davonnaaa 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 15

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    I was 13 and he was 14 we had been "dating" for a year and a half. Everyone thought we were going to get married right out if high school, including our parents. We did it while...
    lilHuman lilHuman 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I did not wait until marriage to have sex and get pregnant too. I was very sexually active in high school and in college.
    brunettemom brunettemom 41-45, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was 17, it was 4/20. We weren't dating. He was just a friend I've known for awhile & we were supposed to hangout after school. We we're supposed to get high & I was already...
    Jnicole19 Jnicole19 18-21, F 7 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Up until now, I never had a boyfriend, and I haven't had any tempting offers for sex...so I guess you can say that I am a virgin by default. However, as I get older I am seeing...
    AlbSoShy95 AlbSoShy95 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Waited till I was 20/21. Felt stupid to do it sooner with some boy from school. Wanted to wait for someone more impressive. My first was Jewish, so that was good. Not a love...
    DesireHappy DesireHappy 41-45, F Aug 8

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    As a guy it is difficult to wait because we have a biological predisposition to mate often, but society says that's bad. Before the concept of marriage, our species did what it...
    iDispense iDispense 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Whats your thoughts on Sex before marriage? Preserve and make it more special or do the deed?
    PabLopez PabLopez 22-25, M 7 Responses Aug 9

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    I have always been attracted to older men but I really stepped it up when I was 15. I started dating a man 15 years my senior. He treated me like his daughter and I treated him...
    kittygurl66 kittygurl66 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 25

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    I don't regret my decision to have sex before marriage. I was 17 and he was 19. It wasn't with the ideal person, and it wasn't great either, but I changed from that experience.
    thoughtfulgirl thoughtfulgirl 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    it is important to wait until you find someone who you truly love. Im 15 and didn't wait but i understand the consequences of this experience. Everyone thinks I'm too young to...
    irinacedeno irinacedeno 13-15, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    Junior in high school. He didn't mean a thing to me. I purposely got drunk because I knew id be too nervous to do it sober. Wish I had waited until I had been in love. My current...
    maddiejuliet maddiejuliet 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    No big deal now. I met him online. He was born in the Philippines. He was my first and only. We were married and i was never with anyone else and until he showed me his true colors...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 11 Responses Aug 5

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    Is there such a thing as a "magical" first time? I hear people talk about wishing they had waited or they are waiting for it to be "special" My wife was a virgin, so we waited...
    Jpfunjunky Jpfunjunky 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    http://thoughtcatalog.com/samantha-pugsley/2014/08/i-waited-until-my-wedding-night-to-lose-my-virginity-and-i-wish-i-hadnt/ I saw this yesterday and it almost broke my heart. One...
    PurpleFlyingKites PurpleFlyingKites 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I was 14 and she was 16. I had an addiction to ************ around the time so I lasted longer then she did but she blew me until I came afterwards so we were both happy. Great...
    Pantyskater14 Pantyskater14 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    He was a pretty italian boy. And he knew he was pretty. He wasn't dark like most italian boys. The smooth deep color of his completion made up for the egotistical boy he really was...
    skybaby0 skybaby0 18-21 4 Responses Aug 4

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    Waiting doesn't make any sense to me... I'm not judging anyone, I just dont get it. I'm surprised people still do that, but that's maybe because around where I live it's very very...
    anniecherry anniecherry 26-30, F 10 Responses Aug 7

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    Nope, i was 18 when i had sex. I wasn't married, (still aren't) with my at the time girlfriend.
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M Aug 7

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    Nope I was 14 years old. Now I'm 18 and look back and think wtf was I thinking?! The guy and I use to be so close now him and I don't talk at all. He's an *******. Lol
    LovingASoldier320 LovingASoldier320 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    I lost my virginity when I surrendered to a senior male student
    Mohini99 Mohini99 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 7

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    i had met this boy over the internet.. he was my best friend's ex ( she had left him cause she didn't love him). so he proposed and we met in a parc, he wasn't that handsome but...
    Ensamflicka Ensamflicka 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    But I did lose my virginity to my husband! So it evens out :)
    aburns aburns 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 9

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    Why would I wait that long for terrible sex? LOL
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F 19 Responses Aug 11

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    What happens if you get married wait for the special person and they end up being a **** shag hahahahaha I am not one to take risks
    maddieXxx maddieXxx 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 15

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    I had sex with a man and he turned out to be nuts...guess giving my virginity to him at 15 was stupid
    musixgirl4ever musixgirl4ever 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 16

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    I was 17 when I lost my virginity to my boyfriend of 6 months. His family is highly religious (mormon), and I had a fear of sex. It wasn't like the passionate love making you see...
    thattallchick thattallchick 16-17, F 7 Responses Aug 20

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    What's a better gift to give to your husband then your virginity?! :)
    SylenaEverlasting SylenaEverlasting 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 20

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    Nah, most people I know didn't either. I'm not sure why anyone would to be honest. Sex isn't special, only people are.
    sunkern sunkern 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I had unprotected sex two days ago I took plan b emergency birth control pills yesterday. He didn't come inside me I'm pretty sure. He pulled out but I'm still scared I thought I...
    misfitoutsider misfitoutsider 13-15, F 10 Responses Aug 22

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    I was 15, she was 13. We were both virgins. Her mom would take us to the mall and let us venture through the mall by ourselves. We went back to her mom's explorer and let the...
    reelman4372 reelman4372 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I was a virgin on my 18th birthday, graduation day, and on my wedding day too. On my wedding we tied the knot, had a great wedding reception, went to our honeymoon destination...
    heatherinarizona heatherinarizona 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    Happened 2 months ago. She's 13 I'm 14. Lasted for like half an hour. We went to a party and have been dating for a bout 2 years and just recently broke up. We got drunk and high...
    marcelofreitas marcelofreitas 13-15, M 6 Responses a week ago

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    It happened in October, I was 17 (now I'm 18 haha) and with the best guy in the world. I know we are young, but I just know he's the one. He is my first, and I am his first. It...
    anrim654 anrim654 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I couldn't resist it, I was getting pressured into it, McDonald's was just that good
    tesstickkle tesstickkle 18-21, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    No, i'm not virgin but that is the problem when I'm flirting with guy but we're not on a serious page, tomorrow we are going to stay overnight in the same house, so i don't know...
    NaughtyKiki NaughtyKiki 18-21, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    My first post, I love a guy who loves flirting with all the girls around. It really hurts me. He used to care about me but now he doesn't anymore. I trusted him but now I feel like...
    Monroe32 Monroe32 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    is it important in these times.how many men keep it as a gift to their wives? its how you manage your married life than all these superficial membranous thin issues. grow up
    tiarababy tiarababy 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was 23, kinda of late bloomer...did not date much in high school...my first was with a younger lady who was 21, but much more experienced...she was recently divorced and had a 2...
    Groundhog69 Groundhog69 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am happily married but find myself thinking about have sex with another women.
    koi777 koi777 46-50, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    It was my senior year, prom night. I was so in love and believed that he was the one I was going to marry. I'm ashamed that I was so naive as he broke things off as soon as he went...
    Mang0Tree Mang0Tree 22-25, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    My husband and I have been together ten years, and married for seven. Sex dropped off right after the wedding. Over our married years, we have typically had sex every other month...
    VanillaAlmond1 VanillaAlmond1 31-35, F 12 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    "For Better or For Worse" I have been thinking about this particular vow. As someone who was brought up from birth in the church, I was always taught that divorce is not optional...
    EmbraceableMe EmbraceableMe 41-45 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I believe that it takes a lot of patience to continue to feel ignored, feel less then a equal partner, and not have our sexual desires fulfilled. I believe that marriage is a...
    kay0122 kay0122 46-50, F 5 hrs ago