I had reluctantly joined the dating app, Tinder this past summer. One of my very first “matches” and I really hit it off and started seeing each other quite often. He lived in another state though and was only down for an internship. We hadn’t had sex when he left at the end of summer. Fast forward to the middle of the semester and he said he was coming back to visit me and already booked a hotel room. I was thrilled but still unsure if I wanted to have sex with him, considering he didn’t know I was a virgin. As we were making out (and then some..) he said he brought condoms, that’s when I confessed I was a virgin.
He said he had never slept with a virgin before and always was curious, but no pressure to do it with him. After sleeping on it, and realizing I’m only getting older and my standards are just getting higher, I said fuck it.
IT WAS A BLOODY PAINFUL MESS. But I am so happy and relieved I did it with someone who I cared for rather than a drunken random. As we were leaving the hotel, I said, “Hey, I think I’m missing something. I think I lost my virginity, can you help me find it?” After pretending to look under the bed and in a few drawers, he said, “You know, I think it’s gone. You have lost your virginity.”