Dr Ramani and Silvia Saige discuss the recent boom in celebrity shotgun engagements. Then, they unpack the public reaction to a Bachelorette contestant's "virginity outing."
Ramani finds hope in the way fans are processing these sprints to the altar. She highlights the inherent gap between a celebrity marriage and a normal marriage. Silvia talks about the small town culture of using engagement to "claim" a person, which reflects backward ideas about marriage that persist across cultures.
Then, should "what's wrong with this guy?" really be the question when an attractive, well-balanced man in his mid-20s is revealed as a virgin?
If virginity has you vexed, or you're dying to hear funny stories that remind you of your own awkward first time, check out the Bail Bonds Media podcast V-CARDED. Hosted by the lovely Erin Darling, every episode is a hilarious deep dive interview about when, why and how the guest "swiped their V-Card."
Dr Ramani Durvasula (@doctorramani) is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology.
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