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Morford on virginity

2006-05-12 18:01:44.530844+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Because the occasional Mark Morford link is good for the soul: Christian Virgins Are Overrated — Think sex and drugs destroy America? Try naive chastity. Oh, and "Purity Balls":

Let's just say it outright: The superiority of virginity myth, it is a massive, underreported disaster. It is a ridiculous and exhausting misconception that must be eradicated like a cancer. Perhaps French philosopher Voltaire said it best, nearly 300 years ago: "It is one of the great superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue." So true.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-05-12 21:49:23.467941+00 by: Shawn


#Comment Re: made: 2006-05-14 14:35:35.388596+00 by: meuon

Nancy and I just watched: Kinsey, Let's talk about sex, which was excellent, both for the acting, and the subject matter. A lot of the movie (and the real Kinsey, and the Kinsey Report/Kinsey Institute) mentions these popular myths, are spotlighted in the movie and provide humorous moments, as did some other situations. The movies ending was vague, but it was time to end it and they did.

I think it's time for another "Kinsey Report", the internet could make this easier, but harder to gauge how genuine the responses are. Anyone know of valid more current data?