So I'm watching an episode of "Strange Sex" on TLC a few nights ago when one of their segments (most episodes are 30min and cover 2 stories) was about a man named Jon who was a 36 year old virgin. The segment gave a run down of how Jon has shown interests in women and had engaged in touching, kissing, and making out but never having intercourse. Seems like an alright guy to me and if he's a virgin more power to him and I hope he finds the woman he's looking for to get serious with and take it to that level some day. What struck me as odd was one of the stats that came up near the start of the segment about Jon.
Less then three percent of U.S. males over the age of 25 are virgins.Now I haven't looked up the citation for that stat but I get the feeling its pretty accurate.
I've said before how men and boys are pressured by society to have sex with girls/women as early and often as possible and Jon actually mentions a few of the results of not giving into the pressure. He mentions how guys who are still virgins at that point are tagged as weird, gay, or religious. Society holds a man's sexual prowess up as a defining part of manhood (right up there with his job his willingness to value the lives of women and children over his own).
Thankfully Jon here does seem to be one that is not caring about people thinking that he is still a virgin at such an "advanced" age. Which is a good thing. I've grown rather bored of people acting like a male virgin is some sort of freakish anomaly that needs to be shamed into non-existence.
But damn, do we really only make less that three percent of the over 25 U.S. male population?
So how about you reader? What are your thoughts on guys that are virgins after 25?
(Bear in mind that I myself am a male virgin over the age of 25. Rude and offensive commentary shall be dealt with. The Hand of Moderation will act swiftly and without mercy.)