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The 30-year-old virgin

<p>Iassure you, you’re not a freak. There are plenty of 30-year-olds who haven’t had sex and many who lose their virginity later in life and go on to have perfectly healthy and fulfilling sex lives. Your feelings are largely fueled by society inundating us with images and ideas pertaining to sex. Walk a city block and guaranteed you’ll encounter some type of sexual reference — whether it’s an advertisement, music or clothing — hence the conflict. Part of you thinks you should be sexually active and another part says stick to your beliefs. Waiting until you’re emotionally ready is far healthier than having sex at a tender young age just because of social pressure.</p>

– Jonathan Alpert is a licensed psychotherapist. E-mail him your questions at jonathan@jonathanalpert.com

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