‘I see you’ve left this section about sexual health blank on your forms. Are you sexually active?’

I died

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 by Radhika SanghaniVIRGIN by Radhika Sanghani

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.

X City Radhika Sanghani

X City Radhika Sanghani