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‘Virgin Territory’ Will Explore The Pressures To Keep — Or Swipe — The V-Card

For some young people, there's no such thing as 'casual sex.'

Having sex, especially for the first time, is a matter of personal preference: For some people, with the proper precautions considered, it’s not such a big deal. For others, the act carries a pretty remarkable weight. This summer, MTV will follow 15 young adults with one thing in common — they’re virgins — and whether they’re trying to lose their V-cards, or keep them safely tucked in their pockets for as long as possible, being pure is really starting to grate on them.

In this trailer for new docu-series “Virgin Territory,” you’ll get an early look at the struggles of celibacy — intentional or otherwise. Some of the show’s features feel obligations to stay chaste for their churches, some want to remain abstinent until marriage and, on the other end of things, some are ready to finally take the leap into officially being sexually active.

Four young adults will share their stories in each episode, and on the premiere, you’ll get acquainted with Dominque, Kyle, Lisa and Mikaela. Lisa and Dominique both intend to keep their purity rings fastened on tightly until they say “I do,” while Kyle and Mikaela are ready to leave their virginal selves behind…as long as they find the right partners first.

“MTV has a legacy of documenting the lives of young adults and openly talking about sex with thought-provoking programming such as ‘True Life,’ ‘16 and Pregnant’ and ‘Teen Mom,’” said Lauren Dolgen, MTV’s EVP of Series Development & Head of West Coast Unscripted. “Through our ongoing partnership with the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, MTV will continue this tradition by elevating the discussion of responsible sexual health to include the topic of virginity in a way that our audience might find surprising.”

Get a glimpse at “Virgin Territory,” be sure to tune in to the premiere on Wednesday, July 16 at 11/10c and head to MTV’s It’s Your Sex Life website for information on sexual health.