A lady appeared on ITV’s This Morning to elucidate why on the age of 27 she continues to be a virgin.

Alice Riley advised hosts, Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, her selection to stay a virgin just isn’t all the way down to any spiritual view however extra to do with selection and circumstance.

Her revelation comes after new analysis revealed one in eight individuals are nonetheless virgins on the age of 26, the onus being put all the way down to a ‘tradition of hypersexuality’ and a common ‘worry of intimacy’.

Nevertheless, Riley denies these are the explanations as to why she has but to expertise sexual activity.

Talking as we speak on This Morning she says:

I feel it’s partly circumstance and partly selection.

I feel relating to shedding your virginity there are two camps of thought, when one desires it to imply one thing and anticipate the suitable individual, and clearly some individuals don’t care.

I assume I used to be within the first class, I wasn’t on the lookout for the person I used to be going to marry, however I needed one thing that wasn’t going to be a one night time stand, a connection greater than intercourse. I assume I simply by no means discovered the suitable individual.

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Regardless of nonetheless remaining a virgin it hasn’t stopped her from courting and being in intimate relationships. She revealed how in her final relationship, which lasted for 5 weeks – as reported in The Impartial, intercourse was very a lot ‘on the playing cards’. However issues by no means progressed additional as the person she was courting was nonetheless hung up on his ex-girlfriend.

Riley went on to say:

The primary false impression that folks have in the event you’re a virgin is that you simply’re utterly disinterested in intercourse altogether which isn’t the case.

She was joined by was relationship skilled and psychologist Emma Kenney, who recommended Riley’s determination to stay a virgin. She states the act of sexual activity shouldn’t be appeared upon as some form of alternate of energy, a message which frequently will get misplaced in translation when discussing the topic of virginity.

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Kenney advised Willoughby and Schofield:

Once we say that our physique is one thing that’s based mostly on whether or not we now have virginity or no virginity, we create what can be thought of a patriarchal argument over our our bodies.

My physique’s mine, if I wish to play with it, that’s okay.

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She advised Riley:

You’re going to be simply as worthwhile the day after you’ve had intercourse as you might be proper now.

When posed with a hypothetical query as whether or not it might matter if her first sexual associate had a sexual historical past which might be construed as ‘vibrant’, Riley, who works as a digital marketer and blogger, stated it might not a be a priority as long as they expressed a type of dedication to her.

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Kenney went on to say:

This isn’t a factor about you wishing to be a virgin, that is truly nearly you discovering a man you wish to have intercourse with.

I feel that’s a really totally different scenario than once we speak in regards to the energy play that may be concerned in a lady feeling that virginity makes her ‘pure’, it doesn’t make you pure, it simply means you haven’t had intercourse.

Whereas some will undoubtedly view it as odd somebody her age has but to expertise sexual activity, they key factor to be aware of is it’s her selection. Riley just isn’t against the thought of intercourse, she simply desires her first time to be one thing particular and significant, versus an informal one night time stand.

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