This delusion is most common amongst females, but is sometimes observed in males. Usually, a strong sense of regret, anxiety, or religious obligation leads the individual or individuals to invent excuses (either before or after the act of sex) that redefine their activity as something that doesn't quite constitute sex.
Common excuses include, but are not limited to:
-If the male did not ejaculate, or if he "pulled out"
-If the female also did not reach orgasm
-If the length of the intercourse was less than a given amount of time
-If only the tip of the penis was inserted as "experimentation"
-If one or both of the individuals was intoxicated and "was not making good judgments"
Some incidences of denial are so extreme that the individual will afterward claim that he or she was raped, when in reality the sex was consensual, in order to remove themselves from the responsibility of having lost their virginity.
~"No, she definitely slept with him, she has serious delusions of virginity."