11 People Reveal What Songs They Lost Their Virginity To

I lost my virginity to “One of Us,” Joan Osborne. It wasn’t supposed to be that way. I had gone to visit my first boyfriend at his school and since it was his birthday, among the gifts I gave him, one was an album by The Doors. So we put that on as our background music. However, since we were both virgins and were unsure of, well, things (mostly how to use a condom), by the time I actually lost it The Doors was over and the stereo automatically switched to the radio — and “One of Us,” happened to be on. Although, honestly, not being a fan of The Doors, I’m not sure that would have been much better.

For many of us, the day we lose our virginity is one we don’t forget. Not because it’s great or anything — in fact, it’s usually a bit awkward — but because it's the very first time you have sex. It’s like your first kiss, your first love, or the first time you find out how people even have sex… it’s imprinted on your mind forever.

Because of this, the music that happens to be playing (or not playing) while you first have sex, is something that lingers in your brain forever. I asked 11 people the songs that happened to be playing when they lost their virginity… and oh my, to quote George Takei, are they interesting. (And, yes, some names have been changed to stop further embarrassment.)

1. *Sarah, 30

TehJellyfishy on YouTube

2. Mary, 35

3. Mel, 27

4. *Leigh, 33

EnigmaVEVO on YouTube

5. Jen, 36

SmashingPumpkinsVEVO on YouTube

4. Colleen, 30

5. Julie, 31

6. Iva-Marie, 35

7. Holly, 29

KnightsPF on YouTube

8. Gabby, 25

9. Sandra, 37

Neka lovmytwo on YouTube

10. Sarah, 28

Full Albuns HC on YouTube

11. Lita, 38

Alberto_Cesar on YouTube

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