A SURVEY of British sexual attitudes suggests that the best age to lose your virginity is within 18 months of lying about it to all your mates.
Two-thirds of men and a quarter of women admitted they had left too long a gap between claiming they lost their virginity and actually losing it, and suffered lost credibility as a result.
Professor Henry Brubaker, of the Institute for Studies, said: “You’re fine for the first six months of the lie, as we’ll soon be reassuring worried teenagers in a national marketing campaign.
“But after that you risk being called on your vague generalisations in conversation with a peer who has actually properly done it, risking catastrophic social consequences.”
Martin Bishop, 32, said: “I was caught out when I claimed that it lasted for an hour and 45 minutes.
“I now say it lasts for about seven minutes. I’m still lying.”