In 2014, Alexa Tsoulis-Reay interviewed a man from Paradise, California, who was at the time 58 years old, and still a virgin.
The guys feel differently on this one—50% are okay with it, 35% have bad feelings about it (if it’s just a casual rendezvous), and 15% say it depends on her feelings.Will they treat you differently if they find out you’re a virgin? The guys we surveyed were all over the map on this one: 25% think it’s a turn-on, 35% think it’s a turn-off, 20% say it depends on the context (whether it’s a one-night-stand versus a more committed relationship), and 20% say they don’t care at all.Do they even want to know this personal information about you? You can stop guessing, because we’ve gotten inside the minds of 15 college guys to learn how they feel about virgins and whether or not they’d be okay with your V-card status. If it’s something more meaningful like the start of a new relationship or a long-term thing, guys consider a girl’s virginity to be a turn-on.Virgins, in other words, were themselves not attracted to other virgins and, in fact, sexually experienced people were more likely to date virgins than virgins Armed with these survey results, the researchers interviewed 353 heterosexual participants and went one step further in the third, final aspect of the paper: What does it mean to be an actual virgin in a society that seemingly stigmatizes virginity?To find out, the researchers created fake online dating accounts listing various levels of sexual experience and asked the study volunteers to rate each fictitious person’s attractiveness.