MTV Takes A New Look at Virginity With ‘Virgin Territory’

There are a lot of stereotypes, misinformation and personal opinions that go with deciding to have sex — or deciding not to. In “Virgin Territory,” a new docuseries premiering July 16 at 11/10c, MTV takes a look at what virginity — and losing your virginity — means to young people.

The series will show young people, all virgins, with differing opinions about virginity. On the show we’ll have young people who can’t wait to get laid and young people who want to wait until they get married. We’ll have young people looking for Mr. or Ms. Right, and young people looking for a good partner for now.

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The point is to show the reality that young people go through, and to also have this be a springboard to talk openly and honestly about sex. Because talking openly and honestly about sex gets us to something very important — talking openly and honestly about protecting your physical and emotional health if and when you’re having sex.

“MTV has a legacy of documenting the lives of young adults and openly talking about sex with thought-provoking programming such as ‘True Life,’ ‘16 and Pregnant’ and ‘Teen Mom,’”explained Lauren Dolgen, who is MTV’s EVP of Series Development and Head of West Coast Unscripted. “Through our ongoing partnership with the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, MTV will continue this tradition by elevating the discussion of responsible sexual health to include the topic of virginity in a way that our audience might find surprising.”

Whatever the status of your V-card, it’s important to know how to protect yourself from unwanted pregnancy and STDs. For any sex Qs you have, check out MTV’s It’s Your (Sex) Life.

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