The First Time

To wrap up our month of posts on turning up the heat, 4mothers will be writing this week about The First Time.

And because it’s been so eagerly anticipated on the small screen, here’s a relevant exchange from Outlander‘s romantic leads, Claire and Jamie.  Claire asks,

“Does is bother you that I’m not a virgin?” He hesitated a moment before answering.

“Well, no,” he said slowly, “so long as it doesna bother you that I am.” He grinned at my drop-jawed expression, and backed toward the door.

“Reckon one of us should know what they’re doing,” he said. …

As yet too hungry and too clumsy for tenderness, still he made love with a sort of unflagging joy that made me think that male virginity might be a highly underrated commodity.