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A new study shows that those who wait to be intimate are more sexually satisfied down the road.

If you’re embarrassed because you’re a decade or so away from becoming the female 40-year-old virgin, consider this.A new study from the University of Texas reveals that those who postponed sexual activity until age 19 or later are more satisfied in their relationships today. This explains a lot for the rest of us!

Psychologist Paige Harden was curious if the age at which you lost your virginity might predict romantic decisions later on in life, such as the decision to get married, how many partners you will have or if you’ll be satisfied in your adult relationships. To find out, she looked at 1,659 same-sex sibling pairs from the National Longitudinal Study on Adolescent Health who were followed from adolescence to young adulthood (ages 16 to 29). Each sibling was classified as having an “Early,” “On-Time” or “Late” first experience depending on age — younger than 15, 15 to 19, or older than 19.

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