I'm watching a TLC special on "Purity Balls" and I am ambivalent. I think that it's a wonderful thing that children are taught that sexuality is a gift and that empty, meaningless coupling is, well empty and meaningless. I wonder why this seems to be so female-focused however. Now granted, I am a mean old man willing to see worms under rocks that aren't there, but the whole Jon Benet-ness of giving a twelve year old a burgundy strapless gown to celebrate her purity seems a bit odd. But aren't there guys in on this?
I mean, I think that discretion, a sense of self worth and good taste are a wonderful thing. I'd like to think that I not only have it but had inculcated it into the few people whom I'd influenced.
I just can't think that the few people I'd influenced would believe that I would tell them to test drive cars before buying ones but to commit to a husband without knowing him. I don't think at 20 you can know him...