eyeAsk: Who Wants to Be Pure?

Picture this: You're in the gym day after day working towards a goal. One day without thinking, you leave your iPod, or mp3 player of choice, there. The next day you return in the hopes that someone was kind enough to had placed it in the Lost & Found bin or had given it to the person in charge; but not all of us are that lucky. Someone just gained a new treasure. No worries, even though it costs a couple hundred dollars, it can be replaced. Great right?! Sure it is. Now, if this was only the case when it came to losing something like...your virginity. We can go on and on about the values that aren't being taught at home, or the lessons children miss out on from not having religion instilled in their lives at a young age, but reality is what it is.

Today eyeAsk:
Is it too much to wait for marriage? What would it take for you to be celibate? Why does being pure lie heavier on a female's hands?

Some of you may, or may not know of some young celebrities in the entertainment industry who make it look cool to be who they are and believe in what they do. Angela Simmons, Jordin Sparks, and Teyana Taylor have both made it publicly know that they are saving themselves. Take a look at their past interview excepts:

Teyana Taylor: "I have a purity ring. The only time you get in trouble is if you attempt to do something. If you're laying up on a boy then something is going to happen. So I just keep my legs closed until I am ready for that. I can’t have a boyfriend because the only thing they want to do is have sex...You know many young girls think that virginity is lame and promiscuity is cool. They succumb to peer pressure and then find themselves in grown folks situations that they aren’t equipped to handle. I hold bible study class at St. Lukes church in Harlem when I’m home. I actually teach the class because I want them to know it's okay to praise God and keep your legs closed. I’m just trying to be a good example right now."

Angela Simmons: "Ok, the whole virginity thing came out because of the breakup I had previously. And on the show, of course, it came up that I was saving myself for marriage."
Honey: Is it weird that people know that now? AS: "Yeah, kind of. Do I care that much? Not really, because it’s not like it’s a bad thing. No, it’s not for everybody. Everybody doesn’t have to wait, but this is what I have to do in order to get a relationship where it’s all good. I just think that when the sex factor is taken out of the relationship, you really get to know a person."

"My parents gave me a purity ring and talked to me about waiting until I'm married to have sex. It wasn't forced; it just made perfect sense. "It's going to be awesome to say to my husband that I waited my whole life for him." - Jordin Sparks

I definitely think that these ladies are people young women should be looking up to. Especially since the age when girls are giving up their pureness to boys gets younger and younger every year. We live in a generation of 15 and 16-year-old mothers. Some other stars who plan on remaining "pure" are Justin Beiber, The Jonas Brothers, and Miley Cyrus. What's your opinion on the topic?

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  1. Anonymous said...:

    I honestly wouldnt date a girl who wasnt giving it up. I know the religion thing is big and i respect it but im a man who has been exposed to sex and loves it. I applaud the men and women who have their values in line.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    GREAT POST! this topic has become taboo in our generation. Everything is sex sex sex!

    I think it needs to be brought up more in media, females have assimilated to being okay with being called hoes opening up their legs for a cheap thrill. They fail to realize that they are worth SO much more.

    These littles boys do the same, thinking it needs to happen to fit in with the homies. Sex can wait, if they spent less time engaging in it, there would be less babies having babies and more teenagers with good heads on their shoulders working for something more than to purchase diapers.

    Kudos for those celebs that are open about the issue.

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