I give you: <a href="http://www.virginityrules.com/">VirginityRules.com</a>. That's as in, like, virginity totally <em>rules</em>, rather than a list of the rules of virginity, of which there's presumably only one.
Now I'm all for preventing teenage pregnancies, and educating kids about safe and responsible sex, but the message of that site is actually the old chestnut of no sex before marriage. I know that Fiona and I just recently broke up and everything, but come on now. The thing I find particularly creepy is the Key Players section (within the About section), where the two men and assorted women behind the enterprise give us a little bit of background about themselves. One guy says:
Abstaining until marriage is so fulfilling, and it can be done.
Fulfilling? Not convinced I'd want to make a lifetime commitment to someone when not only did I not have any idea if we were sexually compatible or not, but also when I knew for a fact that the other person had never had sex at all. Surely the message has to be to have sex when you feel you're ready, and when your partner is likewise ready, and to take appropriate precautions against infection and pregnancy? It's great if it's also going to be within the context of a loving and mature relationship, but so what if it's instead in your parents' bed whilst they're out at the company's Christmas party? The principle of no sex before marriage is arbitrary, bizarre and (in my opinion) inadvisable. You're making a nominally life-long commitment when you get married, including entering into a legally binding contract over your accumulated wealth and possessions, and sex is a significant part of life. Surely you want to be certain that the two of you are suited to each other in every way before letting things get as far down the road as saying "I do"? Perhaps someone should set up a vaguely similar site, with the same goal of preventing underage pregnancy and the spread of STDs, but with slightly more pragmatic advice. Like say, to go and masturbate like a filthy monkey. Masturbate until you need a goddamn <em>splint</em>.
- Due credit to Jasmeet for the original link to virginityrules.com.
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