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Monday, November 21, 2005
Hot Topics Is virginity a treasure, stigma or rite of passage? While at Penn, professor Laura Carpenter interviewed 61 Philadelphia-area residents for a new book, Virginity Lost: An Intimate Portrait of First Sexual Experiences. The people who had the happiest experiences, she found, stayed away from the shame game, regarding the loss of virginity as a natural phase of life. The issue sure touches a lot of nerves, writes Faye Flam in today's "Carnal Knowledge" column. One reader: "IT MUST BE FUN BEING MORALLY BANKRUPT!!! Dear Flim, Maybe you should write an article for your preferred sex ed class titled 'Live and talk like a slut to get a job in the Media.' " Another reader had a polar opposite view: students should be required to read Phillip Roth as part of sex education. What do you think?