Thursday, July 25, 2013

Virgin: it’s not a dirty word

by Norman Fulkerson

July 24, 2013 (TFPStudentAction) - Millions of teenagers nationwide, including male university students, have chosen to remain virgins until marriage. In doing so they unflinchingly clash head on with a modern day culture that implicitly condones free love.

A friend of mine was once riding the subway late at night when the doors opened and in stepped two couples returning from a night out on the town. They laughed and carried on until one of the ladies noticed a poster promoting abstinence on the wall behind them. She read it out loud for the others. "Virgin: it's not a dirty word," it said. Then half jokingly, but with a voice that portrayed guilt and disappointment, she added: "Why didn't they tell us that when we were 15?"

The nervous laughter that followed this remark quickly degenerated into a pensive silence and a marked note of frustration.

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