'A mass observation project for the internet generation.' -- Cosmo Landesman, Sunday Times 'Britain's virginity is explored in breathtakingly intimate detail but also with incredible tact and diplomacy.' -- Meredith Jaffe, Hoopla 'A revealing insight into modern sexuality.' -- Tatler 'The book is incredibly rich in its insights and observations on human sexuality and the recognition of how we become sexual ... masterful, lovely, and absolutely thrilling.' -- Bookish Owl 'Monro's book is clearly one of the best volumes written to date on virginity and how precisely we define virginity (and, of course, its loss)...A masterful, lovely, and absolutely thrilling book.' -- Jonathan A. Allen, Teach Me Tonight 'An often-touching insight into one of the most intimate and rarely discussed events in a human being's life.' -- Irish Independent
A groundbreaking and very personal insight into modern sexuality. Losing our virginity - it happens to all of us. How did it happen for you? What do other people think and feel about it? In February 2007, Kate Monro went on a mission to find out. She decided to ask as many people as possible - how did you lose your virginity? Men and women, old and young, gay, straight, Christian and Muslim; the stories range from the funny and the sad to the happy and occasionally, the unbelievable. Thus was born her much reviewed blog, The Virginity Project, and now this book. How do we define the loss of our virginity? What, if any, impact does the first time have on the rest of our lives? And in some cases how do we know for sure when that moment has occurred? After all sorts of conversations with all sorts of people, Kate will reveal the truth about other people's most intimate sexual stories. She also discovers that the answers are not always as straightforward as you might think.