DEAR CHRISTINE: Waiting until marriage to lose virginity
I HAVE A problem which I’ll like to share. I am 18 years old and still a virgin.
When my friends – mostly between the ages of 18 and 25 – start talking about their love lives, I am embarrassed to say I am a virgin. What I do is just string along. I make them think I am one of them.
One day one of my friends approached me face to face and asked me if I am still a virgin. I told her “yes” and she wondered how I could still be a virgin and have a boyfriend for the past six months. Needless to say, she went and told the entire group.
Christine, I’ll like to tell the young women out there that they can wait if they want to. All they need to have is a made-up mind. I told the guy I am seeing I was not getting into any sexual relationship until I have a ring on my finger.
Am I wrong to do this, because everybody else seems to be involved with someone or the other?
No, you are not wrong. You’re taking a moral stand which more persons should try to do.
Why were you embarrassed when your friends were carrying on their conversation? There’s nothing to be embarrassed about. I hope more persons see your letter and try to follow in your footsteps.