God does not want your cherry
Remember going to school on Valentine’s Day with a bag of cards and candies for your friends? You would hope and pray that your crush would bring one for you. At the end of the day you had a bag full of cards from whomever to you, a molar full of sugar from little boxes of candies and a broken heart. Oh romance!
Recently, a dear friend sent us a series of YouTube videos of a man discussing a Jesus Action Figure. He thought it would be a good blog topic. Our reaction was “meh” but it got Lee looking at the associated videos which led to some pretty messed up information.
You have heard of how Christian kids are taking vows of chastity and wearing purity rings. As most of you would expect, these kids have discovered a way around that whole virginity loss – Saddlebacking. What is this you ask? Since “barebacking” was taken by gay men, pure Christian kids call unprotected anal sex the natural answer to avoiding the breaking of the hymen.
We will remind everyone that we are the parents of a 16 year old girl and the last thing we would want is for her to be sexually active, contract a STD or have an unwanted pregnancy.
In the spirit of full disclosure, as good Catholic School survivors, we did save ourselves. Stop laughing and pay attention because it’s true. Both of us were virgins when we began our relationship. No, we didn’t wait until the wedding night but we were engaged and finally “pinned the tail on the donkey” only a few months before the wedding. However, we would still discourage our children from making a pledge of chastity.
Why you ask? Because it is unreasonable, crazy, stupid and hypocritical since most of the parents encouraging these vows of celibacy had multiple partners and would not have considered this when they were their kids ages. Abstinence is healthier for our kids. The STD’s of today are like the sharpie pens of the sex world. PERMANENT! More and more people are taking Valtrex on a daily basis to maintain their genital herpes in remission. Don’t click away parents, pay attention! HIV and HPV are still around and going strong.
Also you are shirking your responsibility by making God the sex police. Since the child promises their cherry to God, failing Him becomes just another source of shame that acts as a wedge in their relationship. It’s hard enough to be a good person let alone to know that you have failed God at such a young age. And, since these same people who encourage their children to take these asinine vows believe in smiting, these kids will avoid church or any kind of communion with the Lord for fear of a lightening bolt. God does not want your child’s virginity, so you deal with it.
Take some responsibility and teach your kids about sex. Be honest with them. Man up or put on your big girl panties and tackle the scary subjects now, while you can. Open the channels of communication and develop a relationship with your kids that would encourage them to come to you when the possibility of sex comes up. Don’t let the only thing saving them from a lifelong mistake be a stupid ring and a vow.