MTV’s ‘Virgin Territory’ Star Shares Her Secrets for Staying a Virgin at 22 (VIDEO)

DominiqueAs one of the stars of the upcoming MTV Show Virgin Territory Dominique is about to reveal to the world her sexual status...  or lack thereof. At the age of 22, Dominique is a virgin, which is something that, in her world, is highly unusual.

"I’m the last of my friends," Dominique told The Stir with a mischievous laugh. Her sexual status is SO unusual, in fact, that her own sisters, who are 25 and 27, didn't even believe she was telling the truth about it until recently. "They thought I was lying. I have such an open, bubbly personality. They just couldn't believe I was waiting."

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The fact is, the CDC says more teens are waiting to have sex. And studies show that less than half of American high school students have had sex -- which is down nearly 15 percent from two decades ago. MTV is capitalizing on this trend in the same way they did with Teen Mom by bringing us the stories of 15 young adults across the country who are saving themselves far beyond the average ages for losing their virginity of 16 for men and 17 for women.

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Dominique talked to The Stir about her expectations for the show and what her experience has been like as a 22-year-old virgin living in Maryland, just outside Washington D.C.

Do you currently have a boyfriend?

Nope! I'm single as a dollar bill!

What do you do when you meet men? Do you tell men that you are a virgin?

My friends always speak for me! They end up telling everyone right away. But if I do like a guy, I tell them up-front so I don't waste my time and he doesn't waste his.

How do they react?

It's funny. The guys always last about five days saying it’s OK, and then they change. At the beginning, they don’t take me seriously. They try to get me to change my mind. I actually just stopped drinking so I don’t give off the vibe that I can be changed any more. I’m immune to it now. The guys say one thing and they mean another. It takes a strong man to deal with a virgin. I’m waiting for that strong man.

What does your family say?

My mom told us at a young age, if you want to have sex, just let Mommy know. My sisters both lost theirs when they were young. But my grandmother is really spiritual and she said wait until marriage. They are really proud of me. My mother had us young and my grandmother was 16 when my mother was born. Getting two competing messages was hard, but I made up my own mind about what I wanted. Now they are all so proud. Except my sisters didn't believe me until just a couple years ago!

What do you do if you get married and the sex is bad?

It won't be. My marriage is something I pray will be beautiful. I want to have an everlasting commitment. The timing has to be right. The person has to be right. The chemistry will be there. I’m a firm believer in what you think is what you get. I pray to God I get a husband that can put it down. When you know you are supposed to get married, everything else will be secondary.

What message do you hope to get across by appearing on this show?

I want young girls to know that it's OK to make a different choice than their friends. It's OK to be a virgin. It's cool! I want to get across that it’s OK to be who you are. Don’t be afraid to be who you are. You have the power to walk your own road.

The show premieres Wednesday July 16 on MTV at 11:00 p.m. ET. Here's the amazing trailer:

 

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