Virgin shaming, sexual assault 

Reminder not to shame virgins, even people you dislike! There is nothing shameful about being a virgin. Critisize their bad actions and opinions, not their lack of experience.

Shaming virgins can lead to people, especially teenagers, to be pressured to do things they are not comfortable with. It can also make someone feel bad for being sexually assaulted by their partner or someone they're "supposed" to have sex with, because it can feel like you were "supposed" to enjoy if you weren't such a prude. It makes it easier for abusers to convince someone that they owe them sex, as this can make people feel like something is wrong with not wanting sex.

No one owes anyone sex, and there is nothing shameful about not wanting sex or taking a while to get comfortable with the idea. Please take care about what you say and who it might affect.

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