1."See, all the other people, that was a choice on their part ... I just couldn't give it away."
2."[Men] have to respect that this is my choice. If there's no respect, that means they don't want me... you know, you have to stick up for your beliefs… just follow your own values.”
3."It was he who called me several minutes later from the lobby of the hotel. To ask if I was all right. And then he told me: 'If you really want to, I'll be the first.' And I answered him: 'You'll be the first. And the only.'"
4."I lost my virginity when I was 20. I did other stuff before then, but I was sexually active at 20. I’m glad I waited for the right person."
5."[I wish I learned] to love the way I looked earlier. I think I would have lost my virginity earlier than I did at 22. I had the public and all this pressure... I think I would have been much more in touch with myself."
6."There were religious issues... also confidence. I had a tricky time with girls."
7."I'm religious, so I waited until I was 29 to lose my virginity. You may not understand this [but] I did it, then I felt guilty, then I became celibate until I got married."
8."[My wife] was encouraging. She found a man who took a stand, control himself, have discipline and more importantly have a lot of self-respect."
9.“Afterwards we lay there and talked, and I could tell he was a really nice person. I commended myself for making a healthy, albeit hasty, partner choice. I really couldn’t wait to tell my mom.”
10."If there's virgins out there, I just want to let them know, it's the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. Harder than training for the Olympics, harder than graduating from college, has been to stay a virgin before marriage."
11."In my mind's eye, it seemed like the way it was supposed to happen."
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