I wish my dad had that talk with me. I am in my early 30s. I may not have as much experience as some of the older guys on here but I have dipped my toes into the abyss and now I realize sex should only be within the confines of marriage. Purely utilitarian and transactional outside of it. Regardless of all the stuff you hear about women, notch counts and pair bonding, nobody who has commited sin through fornication is left unscathed. Men just adapt and deal with it better.When I was younger, my father taught me not to date and not to have sex before marriage. As a result, I've actually never dated a woman, nor have I had sex, and I'm in my mid-20s. This actually makes me feel very insecure, because it is the one area of my life where I almost completely lack experience. Knowing that most of the women I meet have much more sexual and relationship experience than I do makes me feel inadequate.