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Sexual Intercourse, First Experience Of

  • By: Leslie Houts Picca
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Losing one's virginity, or first intercourse, traditionally has meant engaging in vaginal-penile penetration. However, younger individuals are much more likely to view virginity loss as including a range of sexual activities. Most scholarly research, including this entry, defines first ...

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