Keith McDorman walks into the back room of an Austin, Texas coffee shop. With his dirty-blond hair, light eyes, week-old beard, and striped button-down shirt, he looks like a younger, shorter, bohemian version of Bradley Cooper. He tosses his scooter helmet onto the wooden table, sits across from me at a booth that barely fits us both, and talks before I ask a question. That statement brings glances from studying college students.
Virginity is a topic that many people talk about, especially during our teenage years, but people are rarely open and honest about. I've spoken to plenty of people who didn't lose it until they were in their twenties, yet still pretended they had so they wouldn't look bad in front of others - despite the fact that, at the end of the day, I'm sure most of us don't think people should do it until they're ready. It's just as much down to circumstance and emotional state as much as it is physical development, with some people waiting until much later in life to get down to it. Yet even amongst those who have had several sexual relationships over the years, people aren't always comfortable telling each other when the big day was.
Now, the latest custom to isolate those aged even further from the rest of society is with regards to sex, as new research reveals that millennials are having sex far later than previous generations. In fact, according to the study of more than 16, people, one in eight people are still virgins at the age of Researchers tracked those born between and from the age of 14 as part of the Next Steps project, which is managed by University College London. In addition to the