B efore I reached the age of consent I was desperate to lose my virginity while it was still illegal. I thought it would be two fingers up to authority. But it didn't happen, despite the fact that my first kiss, aged 15, had almost gone a lot further. Instead, I ended up doing something far more rebellious and unusual: I kept my virginity until I was Some people might think that waiting that long means there's something wrong with me. But I believe I gained a lot by delaying my sex life.