Woman Who Waited Until She Was 41 To Lose Virginity Is Pregnant
A woman in the US who waited until she was 41 to lose her virginity is now expecting a baby.
Amanda McCracken, a writer from Colorado, didn't abstain from sex for so long for religious reasons or anything like that. Nor was it due to a lack of opportunities - in fact, she dated more than 100 men and says she was intimate with more than half of them.
Amanda just always knew she wanted to lose her virginity in 'a mutually loving and committed relationship', and that didn't come along until the summer of 2018 when she met Dave, who she experienced her first time with 10 months later.
The couple got married two months after that and now they are expecting a baby together - so it's been a pretty huge couple of years for Amanda.
View this post on InstagramThe following is possibly the best BIRTHday announcement I've ever made :heart: Last July, Grandma Velda asked me when Dave and I would be getting married. "Maybe next July," I responded. "JULY?!?!" she exclaimed, "You could have a baby by then!" Well, guess what, friends---grandma's prophecy has come true. We are expecting a baby end of July/early August! As of now, we are waiting until the birth to learn the sex, but we are in awe of our little one already. At 6 weeks we heard the heartbeat, and at 11 weeks we saw the baby's hand caressing its face. Next week marks 4 months (almost halfway!) and we are eager to see it swimming butterfly and backstroke :wink:Pepper says she is excited about becoming a big sister. Let the next chapter begin! #happybirthdaytome #babyannouncement #mommabear #papabear #babybear
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Speaking to BBC Sounds about why she waited so long, the expectant mother said: "My first couple of boyfriends left me for other women, and so for a decade after that I was subconsciously dating in fear and thinking if I was going to be left again, at least I'd still have my virginity. It was a bit a matter of control because I was afraid of being left.
"I would never say it was something I was trying to get over with at all. I did feel like I started to wonder if my expectations for love and commitment were too high and if by not having sex I was keeping myself from the love and commitment that I wanted - and then I found that that was really not true."
That leaves one big question, of course, as Amanda is all too aware. She said: "Everybody wants to know... you know, was it worth the wait?
"Yes it was, but not in the way most people would think. The sex was great, but this journey was never about the sex.
"I am now with a man named Dave and I'm in a loving committed relationship with him. This was about waiting to enter a relationship with someone who could offer love and for me to be able to receive that love."
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Amanda McCracken