Virginity Is A Double Standard Essay

956 Words Sep 27th, 2016 4 Pages
Virginity is a big deal in almost every culture across the world. It is a sign of purity and cleanliness. Here in America, virginity is a double standard and even sexist. For females it is important to not to lose it too early while for guys it is important to lose it as soon as possible. This tradition has been since the beginning of time and still is very alive today, but as time has passed, virginity has changed its course and has slowly, but surely, a thing of the past.
When it comes to males and losing their virginity, they actually undergo pressure to do so starting at a very young age. I remember in the 5th grade, little boys were already bragging about the size of their penises. They obviously had no concept of how the male anatomy operated because they were confidently claiming to be 10 inches long. They were oblivious to what sex actually was and how it functioned, but they were already conditioned to brag and even lie about their size and sexual experiences because of the role society has subliminally put them in. This carried onto middle school where it became popular for guys to finally lose their virginity. It literally became a competition of social status and those who have entered into manhood became the “cool” kids.
Little boys claiming big statements about their virginity might sound foolish, but it shows how our society is today. In music it is common for men to boast about all of their sexual partners, while women sing about love and heartache. For…

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