Is it normal to have not ever kissed someone at 17?Watch
I didn't start dating my boyfriend until January, when I was 16, and I had kissed him a couple of times before but I was still 16 and had sex with him when I was 16.
It's okay to not want to do things or to just havent had done them until youre older. a lot of the people i know from primary school who had their first kiss when they were like 9 or 10, or their first time having sex when they were 14 or so say that they regret it now and wished they had waited. i'm sure that's not the case for everyone, and there's no shame in it either way
don't be too worried about it, basically (:
I know a bunch of people my age who haven't kissed anyone yet so its normal.
But can definitely relate to how you're feeling. I like to console myself by reminding myself that of course all that stuff is going to be on TV shows because generally speaking that makes for a more interesting story etc...
Think how boring an accurate depiction of teenage life would be in a movie?
Just because so many people around you are doing it, doesn't mean you not doing it are therefore, abnormal. There are plenty of people who haven't done it, just like you, and it is perfectly normal. You are probably only feeling insecure and sad because that is what you're constantly seeing and focusing on. Also, human affinity to social conformity. Maybe look at it at a more holistic level?
Plus, isn't it a thing to be unique, special and different? You could just think that as according to you, you are one of the few people who haven't done it, congrats!
I know people who are the same age as me (early 20s) and have never kissed anyone or had a relationship. It's not a race to the finish line but will definitely happen in it's own time..