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...nstead by their “experience during the sexual act” (Schick et al. 2015). Throughout the research Carpenter’s study still remains to be agreeable and comes to the view that we may continue to find and search for the definition of virginity loss through the ambiguity of having sex.
In conclusion, Carpenter’s view remain applicable to present day research. According to the different sexual orientations, it reveals through research that much of our definitions and interpretations of having sex will continue to remain complex in this field of study due to the different depiction of what a non-virgin is. The aspect of value, beliefs, and identity gives individuals the uncertainty of whether they can state if the act is sexual or not. The complexity of the issue will continue to remain according to societal factors and depiction of hegemonic masculinity with the society.
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