Monday, November 30, 2009

Technical Virgin

So we're watching an episode of Two and a Half Men, and Judith's sister says, "Oh yeah? And who's the 'technical virgin'??"

So we got to talking about what constitutes a virgin any more - you know, are you still a virgin if you've done everything but? And how guys either are or aren't, period. I was surprised to find myself on a diatribe.

"Virgin" is a completely outdated term that means nothing. It comes from centuries of subjugation of women. "You have to be a virgin, which means you'd better not touch anyone else's dick or you're worthless. I, on the other hand, can stick my dick into whoever or whatever I want period. You know, as long as it's not a guy." It's fucking ludicrous.

What's more, it's one of those stupid rules that people go to extreme lenghts to get around, regardless of consequences. You can suck and rub and take it in the ass, and you're still a virgin, and therefore it's okay with God. Oh and by the way, while you're focusing on the letter of the law, you can still get HIV or syphillus. And you sure as hell are getting sexual experience, with the complications & emotional tie-ins and all that shit.

There's not a single defining line, for guys or girls. You've touched or you haven't. Someone's gone down on you, or not. A piece of you has been in someone else, or it hasn't. These days "virgin" really just means sexually inexperienced. So if you're an everything but girl (or guy), you're not a virgin. As far as a label goes, who the fuck cares?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Freedom From Religion

It's funny how perspective changes when you let go of the idea that one faith-based religion is more normal, acceptable or respectable than the others how quickly that religion seems as baseless as astrology, phrenology or voodoo.