Is there a positive word in the English language for an unmarried Female that has had sexual relations? What is a positive term for a non-virgin? I need the word for a poem title.

In late 1950's, a niece of a famous writer was free enough to express her love (at 16 years old). Having unashamedly chosen sex as a communicating device. I wrote about her, but found myself unable to title the piece. I don't believe there is a word in the English language for the above definition. The dictionary antonym for virgin is married!

Q: Is there any single positive word for an unmarried girl who has had sex?

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    A similar question has been answered here: Antonym for “Virgin” – Bran Jun 10 '16 at 23:47
  • I'm guessing about the closest you will get is "liberated woman". – Hot Licks Jun 11 '16 at 0:51
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    'Thoroughly modern' – Mitch Jun 11 '16 at 1:33
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    single girl/woman........ Avoid female unless you are referring also to bats, salamanders, and lice - or unless you follow it by something like person. – Drew Jun 11 '16 at 2:44
  • Femme fatale covers a piece of the spectrum. You wouldn't seem to need a broadly inclusive term for a poem's title. – Phil Sweet Jun 11 '16 at 14:00

Bachelorette is a good one:


Another option could be a dame.

It really depends through if you want to emphasize the non-virginness of her. Also depends on the age as well. Some more options here.

And also see the comment above on the article Antonym for "Virgin".

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