• Last month I brought to your attention that Annie Murphy (who plays ONTD fave Alexis on Schitt's Creek) partnered with Flare.com to bring you a new column where she will answer your sex and relationship questions every month, cleverly titled #AskAnnieThing.
• This month's question: Q: I’m 22 years old and—yikes!—still a super virgin. I’ve tried dating through apps and have had no success because everyone seems to be looking for an “instant gratification” that I can’t give them. I feel so behind the curve. How do I date when everyone I meet expects to have sex right away? Should I feel badly for being a virgin when my peers are sexually active?
• Annie's partial response: “Well, hello and welcome. Here is my short answer: No, no, NO. You should absolutely, positively not feel badly for being a virgin at ANY age.”
• “What’s important is that you’re being true to yourself and not being pressured to do anything you’re not comfortable with. Anyone making you feel otherwise can go for a long trot off a tiny diving board, as the saying goes,” adds Murphy.
• Before signing off, she adds: “The main point I’m trying to make is, don’t worry about being “normal.” Go at your own pace. Be honest about your virginity. Let things happen on your own terms. Losing your virginity doesn’t have to be “special” in the sense that you should spend 10 years crocheting a blanket upon which you shall be deflowered, but it certainly should be special in the sense that you are in control of, and comfortable with the situation when it happens. Go forth!!”
• Read Annie's full advice at the source.