Channel 4 documentary. Losing your virginity is one of the most talked about, agonised-over rites of passage. People worry about when it'll happen and what it will be like. It can be embarrassing, frightening, exciting and can, ultimately, be liberating. Whatever it's like, the first time is never forgotten.

Desperate Virgins is a touching intimate investigation into the lives of three very different people who have yet to experience one of life's most important rites of passage: having sex for the first time. Catherine is a Christian who at 43 has made the decision to give up her chastity to a much younger male escort; Mike (29) has never got off the starting blocks when it comes to the opposite sex and chooses to learn the ropes from a dating and chat-up expert to help boost his self confidence; Alan (49) is partially disabled from a teenage illness and is worried he may die a virgin. He enlists the help of an escort who specialises in middle-aged virgins.

The film follows the three virgins and their very different journeys as they deal, in very different ways, with this most personal rite of passage. Desperate Virgins follows their pressure, expectations and emotional journeys as they get that one step closer to losing their virginity.

Film Duration: 47 min