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ViRginity and Virginity loss

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

In William Faulkner's 1929 novel The Sound and the Fury, Quentin Compson is shocked to hear his father declare that men “invented” virginity and that it matters more to men than women. In fact, scholarly research in ...

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