a dear dear friend of mine from college has always been somewhat of a late bloomer/slow mover.
she literally didn't lose her virginity until she was 25. and, at least in my view, it was to no fault of her own. she's smart, charismatic, athletic, cute and funny as hell. it was always a mystery to me why guys weren't falling all over her. i think the problem was that she doesn't really exude sex. she's really the girl you meet at a bar and think, "she's the kind i bring home to mother." and a lot of guys in new york aren't looking for that nice girl.
she wasn't saving herself for marriage or anything like that. but on that rare occasion she'd find someone to hook up with, he'd be scared away by her virginity even though she was dying to lose it, just so she could get it over with and move on.
so, needless to say, she's never really had any serious boyfriends either.
and she's always been a bit prude. the one who cringes when she hears the word pussy or cock (sorry, to those who are now going to have this post blocked at work for the language). the one who turns red anytime she even refers to sexual activity. i've taught her how to give blow jobs and been her general (if infrequent) guru on all things sex.
she's started dating this guy. and things are going fabulously. and he's nice as can be. i get an e-mail today: "we have to talk. he's huge."
a tear nearly came to my eye. my little girl is all grown up!!