Let me just start by saying that I am a sex-positive person. I believe that everyone should be free to have (or not have) as much sex as they want. The only catch is that I tend to fall on the other side of the spectrum. I'm saving myself for my husband. As non-judgemental as I am when people tell me they've had multiple hookups, I don't seem to receive the same acceptance when I tell them where I stand. Why is it so? Is it important for me to have sex to be cool?
I was not brought up in an orthodox environment and I've dated men. My parents are pretty chill, too! There aren't any religious reasons for this either. So, what I'm trying to say is that staying a virgin is a conscious decision I made. You can call me a hopeless romantic or a die-hard believer, but I've always wanted to make my first time special.
I'm saving myself for this reason only. There is only one man I want to be completely naked in front of - my husband. I know that marriage doesn't come with any guarantees either but it does come with a sort of commitment that brings two people together unconditionally. There is something about making those promises to each other that makes marriage an idea I'm really sold on. In the world of temporary friendships and transient relationships, marriage gives you a sense of permanency you get nowhere else.
So, to everyone out there who judges me for being a 25-year-old virgin, I just want to tell you that I have nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, I'm really proud of the fact that I know myself so well that I did not give in to temptation when I had the chance. I'm familiar with my own ways and I know that whenever I have sex, I want it to be just as emotional an act as it is physical. Sex has never been about the body for me; it's about the soul!
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