Forlorn.of.thee (fa'lo:n ŭv thē), p, my only strength and stay,forlorn of thee, whither shall I betake me, where subsist?
Paradise Lost by John Milton

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The price of virginity

Tony Abbot (the Monk) Liberal Opposition Leader was asked by Australian Women's Weekly, what advice he would give his three daughters on sex before marriage. His response:

"I would say to my daughters, if they were to ask me this question … it is the greatest gift you can give someone, the ultimate gift of giving and don't give it to someone lightly."

The chorus from Aussie women :

"If one were to look in the dictionary under "hypocrite", there would be a picture of Mr Abbott." ~ Comedian Fiona Scott-Norman

"Nonsense!" ~ Latrobe University sex education expert Associate Professor Anne Mitchell.

"These comments will confirm the worst fears of Australian women about Tony Abbott, Australian women want to make their own choices and they don't want to be lectured to by Mr Abbott." ~ Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard

and on and on it goes...

But is the proof not in the pudding? In today's news, A CASH-STRAPPED New Zealand student who auctioned off her virginity to help pay her university fees said she had accepted an offer of $NZ45,000 ($36,100) to sleep with a stranger.

Would you give away $NZ45,000 lightly?


Lavender said...

Oh Egads! They asked the man the STUPID question in the first place - he should be entitled to his opinion....this is a democracy still, right?.....and besides, what young woman asks HER FATHER questions about sex?

(Hi Mate!!)

Aurora said...

I thought his repsonse was intelligent - he DIDN'T say don't have sex before marriage - he said don't give it to someone lightly.
Sex is emotional, and it is a memory you will have forever. Better to be with someone you really love who loves you back for that first experience together, than to have a casual experience with someone indifferent to you that breaks your heart or might physically hurt you.

Also, I can't speak for anyone else, but as a virgin, I was utterly clueless about sex or how to respond or any of it. It took me 6 months with my boyfriend before I really started enjoying myself/sex.
So paying for virginity ? Waste of time.
If someone thinks that makes you 'special' because you are 'untouched', they are very insecure and probably have other restricted ideas as to what is acceptable conduct in bed between man and wife.
Especially in todays' society where there isn't the huge Medieval influence of worrying who the child's father was because the castle passed on to his sons.

Aurora said...

p.s. I'd pay 45,000 for a new car or a 3 week vacation - but not to have sex with anyone!

Young Werther said...

G'day Lavender. You're right, after all he's the father, and Dads always say the most embarrassing things :)

Hi Aurora. Society is so wishy-washy nowadays. People are no longer entitled to their own opinion. People in the public eye are expected to say bland, politically correct things. (that's why I love your blog! Opinionated and couldn't care less who you offend.)

Mark said...

Auctioning off ones virginity, wow, that is amazing. Nothing new though, brothels have been doing this for centuries. A virgin was always worth more.