I don't know if anyone else really experienced this, but when it came to peer pressure, etc, I found that the older I got, the less I was feeling pressured. When I was a lot younger, there were people that weren't virgins that I knew who would make everyone feel like shit if they hadn't had sex too. As I got older, this stopped happening, people no longer really thought it made a difference. By the time I was eighteen (the year I lost my virginity), I had people tell me it was awesome. My aunt (who is only a few years older than I am and we used to be pretty good friends) would brag to anyone we were hanging out with that I hadn't had sex and people would high five me. I personally found it weird.
Anyway, as a virgin, I never really cared about waiting until marriage. I don't need a ceremony in order to have sex. I mostly just wanted it to be with someone that I cared about, trusted, and was attracted to. There wasn't really anyone I was interested in having sex with for a long time by the time I was actually interested in having sex. As I said, I lost my virginity when I was eighteen. I never felt like it was a bad idea to have sex at that time, as if it were too soon or too late. I was glad that I hadn't had it when I was young, but I definitely wasn't in a position where I wanted to wait anymore. I was into the guy and wanted sex. I don't feel like having sex changed my perspectives on sex at all. I didn't really "care" that I was a virgin, and I don't really care that I'm not one now, but I've also never felt as if it would be a good idea to just fuck anyone, I'm just as likely to enter a new sexual relationship now as I was when I was a virgin.