Virginity was the state of not ever having had sex. Virginity was long associated with purity, innocence and cleanliness. (PROSE: The Murder Game, Virgin Lands) Many cultures expected their females to remain virgins until marriage. (PROSE: The Adventuress of Henrietta Street) In keeping with this viewpoint, a tapestry in the sewers of a human colony depicted a female virgin in long, white robes with a sleeping dragon at her feet. (PROSE: The Menagerie)
For men, on the other hand, it was a source of embarrassment. (TV: The Satan Pit) In fact, an early-19th-century soldier hired a prostitute likely after getting teased by his peers for never having had sex. (TV: Greeks Bearing Gifts)
Invading Mongols raped every virgin in the vicinity of their new conquest. (PROSE: Bunker Soldiers) Erszebet Bathory, also known as the Blood Countess, once brutally murdered 612 virgin girls, and documented the nature of their deaths in her diary. (PROSE: Possum Kingdom) In some cultures, female virgins were sacrificed to gods. (PROSE: Deadly Reunion, Timewyrm: Exodus) It was believed that sometimes Jews but mainly Muslims sacrificed virgins and slaughtered babies, too. (PROSE: Asylum) In Roman times, Vestal Virgins were priestesses vowed to forever remain virgins.
According to Fitz Kreiner, losing one's virginity felt "exciting" and "dangerous". (PROSE: Interference - Book Two) In one timeline, Samantha Jones lost her virginity at 15. (PROSE: Alien Bodies) When Ace was 16 she lost her virginity to Sabalom Glitz on the floor of his spaceship after being swept there via a time storm. (PROSE: Happy Endings) Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart lost his virginity to a woman named Vera on the night of his promotion to second lieutenant. (PROSE: Deadly Reunion) John Benton lost his virginity to a girl named Deborah Phelan. (PROSE: The Devil Goblins from Neptune) Bev Tyler lost hers to Jake McAuliffe; Jake later boasted upon this to his friends. (PROSE: Damaged Goods)
Carys Fletcher's "first" was Eddie Gwynne, although she was too embarrassed to tell him at the time. (TV: Day One) Caroline Darnell lost her virginity without consent; the experience left her sick for years. (PROSE: The Sleep of Reason) Jude Black held on to her virginity until the age of seventeen, when she "made sure the millenium had ended with a bang". (PROSE: Iceberg) Lorris Hunsdon was still virginal at the age of 39. (PROSE: Bernice Summerfield and the Library of Books) Toby Zed was still a virgin at the time of his death on Krop Tor. (TV: The Satan Pit) So was Julian Winmill, even though he somehow had a reputation for getting to "lay" anyone he wanted. (PROSE: Legacy)
Queen Elizabeth I was nicknamed the "Virgin Queen", although, as both he and Elizabeth X implied, this name was no longer applicable once the Tenth Doctor got to her. (AUDIO: The Marian Conspiracy; TV: The End of Time, The Beast Below)
The Doctor Edit
According to one account, from a literal standpoint, the Doctor did not have sex until his eighth incarnation. (PROSE: The Dying Days; AUDIO: Benny's Story) Other accounts maintained that he had fathered children biologically and "was a dad". (TV: Fear Her, The Doctor's Daughter, Listen, Death in Heaven)