Genes may have some influence on the age when you lost your virginity. New research suggest that DNA may account for up to a quarter of the variation, with the other factors being religious beliefs, family upbringing, and peer pressure. John Perry from Cambridge University found 38 sections of DNA that affect the age at which one will first have sex. The main variant was CADM2 which is linked to not only early sex life, but also to risk taking behaviors and having a large number of children. On the flip side, was MSRA, which correlated with having a later start as well as irritability. Ultimately the researchers landed that the age in which one loses their virginity is "one quarter nature, three quarters nuture."
This caught my attention because it took something that really has nothing to do with genetics and showed how genes may play a role. Whether or not one believes this is entirely up to them. Personally, I can't say I am fully behind the results of this study. I mean there may be some correlations, but its hard for me to wrap my head around the fact my genetics played a role in something such as this. I think there are way too many other factors, for example something such as sexual attraction, that contribute to put it on genetics. I will buy that the genetics might play a role in some personality traits, which may in turn lead to losing your virginity at an earlier age; but as far as it having a direct affect I am questionable. In my opinion it remains a decision from person to person, I would really need to see further research on this before I can get behind it.