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Kate Monro was born the daughter of a diplomat on a farm in Yorkshire. An unremarkable education preceded a career that has taken in spells with the rock band Blur, with the publishing mavericks Dazed & Confused, experiential agency Cunning and more recently creative agency RKCR Y&R. Whilst feeling that she had achieved her ambition to work for companies with odd names, it wasn't until she completed a copywriting course, that she discovered a love of words and editing text.
A light bulb moment on a Californian beach followed and as a result, she set out to ask British men and women to reveal their most intimate truth - their virginity loss stories. The response was overwhelming and the result is a groundbreaking and very personal insight into the beating heart of British sexuality.
An enthusiastic and articulate speaker on her subject she has also caught the media's attention via her blog, 'The Virginity Project'. Writing about her unusual journey as she interviews strangers about their sex lives, she is regularly asked to contribute on virginity related issues in the media. As a result, 'The Virginity Project' blog now receives virginity loss stories from all over the world.
'Losing It: How we popped our cherry over the last 80 years' will be Kate Monro's first book. Upon completion, she plans to take herself, a video camera and her interviewing skills to the USA in a bid to meet Americans everywhere and ask them the question, 'So, how did you lose your virginity?'
In October 2011, The First Time became a play at The Tristan Bates Theatre in London's Covent Garden.
Kate also blogs about canine/man related issues at: bigguysmalldogblog.typepad.com