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Feministing giveaway: tickets to How to Lose Your Virginity screening

Virginity. It’s complicated. So complicated that the great Hanne Blank wrote a whole book about it (haven’t read it? You really, really should). 

The question of what virginity is, and what it means to “lose” it – where did you last see it? It’s always in the last place you look! – is the subject of the documentary How to Lose Your Virginity. Feministing co-founder Jessica Valenti is featured, as are friends of the site Sady Doyle and Shelby Knox.

“How To Lose Your Virginity” Trailer from Trixie Films on Vimeo.

We’re giving away two tickets to the Thursday night New York City screening of the film. It’s sponsored by Paradigm Shift and will include a panel discussion with the filmmaker Therese Shechter, and with Abiola Abrams, author of The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self Love (and if you don’t win tickets, you can buy them here!).

To win tickets, tell us about the biggest virginity myth you used to believe. Did you used to think you couldn’t get pregnant the first time you have vaginal intercourse? Or that it only “counts” as virginity loss if there’s a penis involved? Or that you tell if someone’s a virgin just by looking at them? Tweet it to us and use the hashtag #virginitymyths by midnight ET tonight. Two lucky winners will get a ticket to Thursday’s screening!

New York, NY

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia.

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