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Losing virginity changes self image

University study found men feel more attractive after the first time while women feel less so

A study of students attending universities in the northeastern United States, shows just how different men and women feel after losing their virginity. Pennsylvania State University researchers surveyed 100 students who had lost their virginity while attending school. They concluded that the first-time caused women to feel negatively about their appearance, while for men, it had the opposite effect. A University of Toronto specialist in adolescent sexuality speculated to Postmedia that the discrepancy in reactions stemmed from societal standards regarding sex. While men might feel they have crossed over into manhood, women might react as though they have done something wrong.

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