Thursday, March 24, 2011
If you could change anything about losing your virginity, would you? BTW, I don’t mean having your hymen “repaired” at the Dr.’s office. (Yes, you really can do that!)
Would you do it sooner in life? Later in life? At the same place? In the same position? And, oh yeah, with the same partner?
In case inquiring minds want to know, my answers are as follows: later, no, yes, and HELL NO! Excuse me, didn’t mean to shout that last one. Decorum restored.
I think about this every once in awhile. Why? Because it’s good for my muse. In that first book I wrote, which has been much brought up and maligned (by me) on this site, and is still gathering dust bunnies as we speak, I created the perfect scenario. It was everything I wanted it to be. The hero/heroine were in love, they had been dating for over 2 yrs, were of consenting age, and he cared more about her comfort than getting his rocks off. (That doesn’t mean he didn’t lose control, because hey, it is still one of my books and y’all know by now how much I LOVE it when the hero loses it at that moment.) In other words, ain’t fantasy grand?
My muse is already amused. So many ways to go with the whole virgin scenario:
They’re both virgins
She is/he isn’t
He is/she isn’t (extra yummy)
Neither are technically, but...it was a bad experience, certain places are still virginal, etc.
(There are so many ways to go with that last one, I can’t even finish the suggestion.)
Seriously. Let’s have an unofficial poll. How many readers would change anything or everything about their first time? Writers, how many of you have literally re-written history?