‘I see you’ve left this section about sexual health blank on your forms. Are you sexually active?’
I couldn’t even talk to my friends about how un-sexually active I was, let alone Dr E Bowers. Someone who wore glasses with no frames was never going to understand how traumatic it was to be a final-year student who had never had sex.
I bet she lost hers through a hole in a bed sheet like they did in the Middle Ages…
Virgin is a contemporary risqué comedy about a 21-year-old student who desperately tries to lose her virginity before she graduates from college: an x-rated Bridget Jones for the younger end of the Y Generation. Funny and daring, the novel candidly explores its protagonist Ellie’s sexual journey and ultimately offers a powerful observation on the societal pressures that young women face concerning sex and status today.
Virgin will be published in both the UK by Mills & Boon/Harlequin, and by Penguin/Berkeley in August this year. Penguin US will publish two different trade paperback editions. The cover on the left aims to attract a younger audience, and the one on the right will appeal to more mature readers.
Radhika Sanghani is a journalist at The Telegraph, writing news, features and profiles about women and women’s issues. She was recently interviewed by X City magazine, along with Caitlin Moran.