Dating a virgin man
Others may have had penetrative sex but not “count” it for one reason or another.
Still others may have never so much as held hands with someone who wasn’t a family member.
Anything you gain from sex was, ultimately, within you from the start.
The idea of losing one’s virginity1 as a rite of passage to adulthood is a deeply entrenched one; thus, men carry around the idea that you are still just a boy until you’ve managed to actually ejaculate into another person’s vagina, no matter how old you may be equates virginity with childhood.
Having had sex doesn’t validate you as a person, nor does it somehow confirm that you have worth or that you’ve been devalued by the experience.
It won’t magically give you confidence that you didn’t have before, it won’t change how you think or make you empirically more or less attractive.
It rapidly becomes a case of self-fulfilling prophecy; they believe that there is something shameful and wrong about being a virgin at such an “advanced” age and so it bleeds into other aspects of their lives.
Some may become bitter and resentful, feeling as though they’re being cheated of something that they’re rightfully “owed”.