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While I would still like to lose my virginity it is the physical affection I miss most. Joy: Reading this story, I felt many emotions. I recognised myself, as it is the story of my life in many ways. Only, I am female and I have never even kissed a guy, never been on a date. What I would like to say is that people like me are not as rare as one might think. Popular culture will have you believe that everyone has a love life, and that is simply not true. Another thing to note is that no-one goes around telling people, "Hey I'm in my 30s and still wonder what kissing feels like.
This adds to the impression that everyone dates. A part of the story I can strongly identify with is the strong sense of shame. I used to live in constant fear that people would find out that I have no dating experience. I felt I was living with a deep, dark secret. But as I got older I stopped caring about what people think. Alex: I lost my "virginity" - a woman loses her virginity, I suggest - a man just has penetrative sex for the first time, but that's another story with a prostitute at the age of I can relate to Joseph's account of first-time sex - far from being fumbling and unsatisfactory it was actually really good.
I have suffered, and am suffering, all my life from debilitating love shyness, which has completely ruined any chances I may have had of having a satisfying and intimate family life and fathering any children. I've no doubt that love shyness is a real condition and is not simply a part of social anxiety disorder. I can be quite brave in many social situations but if there is someone I fancy I am completely clueless as to what to do to take it to the next level.
It is as if some power has hijacked your brain and your desires and just wants you to stay where you are - single and lonely. I am pleased for Joseph that he overcame his shyness and at least enjoyed a relationship for part of his life. Many do not achieve this. I remained a virgin until my late 30s.
I have no idea how unusual that is but I experienced a sense of shame, and I felt stigmatised.
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I was a terribly shy and anxious person, but not isolated. I always had friends but I was never able to translate that into intimate relationships. At school and sixth form I was surrounded by girls and women, but I never made the kind of move that is probably quite a normal one to make. By the time I reached university, my pattern was set The responses to his story have helped Joseph to make a change in his personal life. He has decided, after three years on his own since losing his wife, that he is ready to have a girlfriend, and has joined a few dating sites.
Ian: I am a year-old white male. I lost my virginity at the age of 31, almost It was something that I rarely talked about and still rarely talk about. Occasionally a female friend would flirt with me, but I would become so flustered that I would try and keep as much distance between myself and them, for fear of someone else discovering my shame. There was an instance when a friend of mine kept attempting to put a move on me and in order to keep that separation I, knowing that she was allergic to peanuts, began carrying around Snickers bars and making a great show of snacking on them.
I began self-identifying as an asexual.
The woman who chose to engage with me, I didn't tell about my sexual history, or lack thereof, until after we had sex a few times. It was such an odd conversation. I still feel alone in that experience, of feeling unable, unattractive, unloved, unwanted, and not knowing what I bring to any relationship. K: Reading this story really hit me hard. I am a year-old woman, and I am still a virgin. So much of this man's story sounds so similar to my own. But then, most the time, I feel just fine with my single life.
I mostly think I would like to have had sex just to be "normal". To get it over and done with. I honestly don't know if I will ever lose my virginity. Which, I have to admit, is pretty depressing if I stop to think about it It crossed the Rhine and surged forward. The war ravaged and depleted Germany could not stand in the face of this onslaught. It was a country facing total chaos and defeat.
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Woods now held a two-shot lead and some of the young opponents he had once inspired got their first taste of what it was like to be stalked by Tiger in the final holes of a major. The crowd at the 18th green screamed as the red numbers went up on the board and when he sunk the winning putt they chanted his name over and over again. Yet as much as the chroniclers of sporting history will reach for comparisons, this might not have been the greatest comeback in sport. Ben Hogan won the US Open just 16 months after he was almost killed in a car crash — limping 36 holes in one day to claim the title.
But more than just a return to the winners' circle this was an act of redemption; an unlikely ascent to the summit from which Woods had fallen so spectacularly. That the period between what most assumed was Woods' last major and his latest was so long only fed the doubts and made the crowning moment sweeter.
There was a six-year gap between Jack Nicklaus's 17th major victory and his 18th at Augusta in when he was 46 — elderly in an age when golfers peaked later but also declined earlier. During that period Nicklaus, a snug establishment figure, made the smooth transition from star player to living legend and brand icon. The more than 10 years between Woods' last major victory at the US Open have, of course, been much more controversial and both emotionally and physically traumatic. It is certainly not for us to judge the moral dimensions of Woods' very public marital break-up.
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But the impact on his persona and, as an extension, the loss of that sense of dominance had a ruinous impact on his game. Even more challenging were the multiple serious back and knee injuries that we first imagined were the result of his ballistic swing, but it was later revealed were at least partly attributable to the arduous Navy Seal-style training he had undertaken in an attempt to … well, no-one seems quite sure.
To emulate his late father Earl, a Green Beret who served in Vietnam, with whom he had a close but also somewhat problematic relationship? Whatever the reason for his overexertion, Woods was for long periods a seemingly physically broken and somewhat haunted figure whose continued presence only reminded us of how diminished his game had become.
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