Tuesday, July 15, 2003
“I just wanted to share my story as a member. I am a 22-year-old virgin and in response to an article about guys not speaking out about abstinence I find it is not true. At least in St Lucia it is not.
“I was blessed with most of my friend’s being virgins and wanting to wait until marriage. I was not too discriminate but I suppose that like interests attract. A lot of my male friends were vocal about their abstience and a lot of my high school friends (being all female- as I went to an all girls school) were virgins. It is just that here in the US the society is so different and virginity is not as valued as I would like it to be. It seems it is so rare up here that there have to be clubs like this one to promote it.
“One reason out of many that I chose to be remain abstinent was a talk we had with a radio personality in St Lucia on pre-marital sex. He said that “the ability to delay sexual gratification is a master skill which displays emotional intelligence, with which you can prosper or rule the world like Joseph.” That really impacted me out of several things.
“Back to the topic at hand about guys not speaking out or not being abstinent. They are out there. You just have to look, and like I said, like attracts like or birds of a feather flock together. How can two walk together unless they agree. It is good to form friendships with people who share similar values especially in this area as we need to be accountable to one another.”
Lorna, age 22