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Words related to defloration

an act that despoils the innocence or beauty of something

the act of depriving a woman of her virginity (especially by rupturing the hymen through sexual intercourse)

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One in five under-16s mistakenly believes that 13 is the average age for losing virginity when actually it's just under 17.
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FATAL ATTRACTION: Ireland's youth are losing virginity by the age of 20
Average age for losing virginity is 17, but 11 per cent are still virgins at of 25.