I'm not only a virgin, but I have never even kissed a woman or had a girlfriend. This has really been getting me down lately, as most men my age have already gotten laid and even more have kissed a female. It's not simply the sex I desire, though that's a big part of it, it's the affection. A large part of the problem is that I tend to be a fairly reclusive person and I'm also quite shy and anxious. I see that men who put themselves out there, though they inevitably get rejected some of the time, eventually find a partner. My concern going forward is that women will be repulsed by the fact I'm still a virgin at 21. I'm sorry to vent but the fact that I'm a virgin and have never had a girlfriend has been getting me down lately. I'm simply looking for those who can relate to my situation and for some words of encouragement.