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What has inspired a major world religion, launched countless Purity Balls, continues to define a young woman’s morality–and has no medical definition? Welcome to the magical world of “virginity,” where a white wedding dress can restore your innocence, pig tails can make an experienced porn star chaste, and a new hymen is available online for 30 bucks.
In this funny, thought-provoking and eye-opening documentary, filmmaker Therese Shechter uses her own path out of ‘virginity’ to explore why it’s still so valued in our sex-crazed society.
Layering powerful interviews, clever animation, vintage sex-ed films and wry narration, “How to Lose Your Virginity” reveals the myths, dogma and misconceptions behind this so-called precious gift. We meet sex educators, porn producers, abstinence advocates, and outspoken teens who share their own stories of having–or not having–sex.
In a culture where “Be sexy, but don’t have sex” is the overwhelming message to young women, the film goes through the looking glass to expose a rite of passage that everyone thinks about but few truly understand.