By Tom Quiner
Let me start with Miley Cyrus.
Hollywood has transformed this cute little girl into a sexpot. It’s the same old story: Make up. Sexy clothes. Hollywood values. Now at age 19, she is waxing eloquent about the joys of sex.
I, too, wax eloquent about the beauty or erotic love within the confines of marriage. But when Ms. Cyrus talks about how great sex is, she leaves the impression that she’s talking about conjugal bliss outside of marriage.
This young woman will influence thousands, make that tens of thousands, no make that hundreds of thousands impressionable girls with her comments:
“It’s the only way we create, and it’s the only way the world keeps going. So it’s ignorant not to talk to your kids about it or [not] make it seem as magical or cool as it actually is. [Kids] have a TV, so they know what sex is. So educate them and let them know it’s a beautiful thing, and it is magic, and it’s when you connect with somebody.”
I agree with everything she said to a point. But sex isn’t just something you do when you “connect” with someone, it is something you share with your spouse within the confines of marriage.
I know. Most of my readers think I’m old fuddy-duddy for talking this way.
Dr. Meg Meeker, a pediatrician who wrote “Your Kids Are At Risk,” detailed the consequences of promiscuity being promoted by the Hollywood crowd. Here is the quick overview, according to Dr. Meeker:
- 20 million Americans contract a new sexually transmitted infection every year in the US and about 50 % are in kids and young adults.
- 1:5 people over age 12 tests positive for genital herpes
- 1:4 teens (all teens- not just those having sex) get a sexually transmitted infection every year
- HPV causes 99% of all cervical cancers and teen girls are more prone to getting cervical cancer if infected because of differences in their anatomy
- 40% all girls 14-18 y/o state that they have sex that they don’t want to have because they don’t want to let their boyfriends down
- According to a medical study released in Sept 2001, if we don’t dramatically change course (teach our kids to put the brakes on), by the year 2025 (how old will your grandchildren be?), 30 % of all men and 40% all women will test positive for genital herpes.
This leads me to another young woman who talks differently than Miley Cyrus. I’m talking about Olympic track star, Lolo Jones. In an interview in today’s Des Moines Register, Ms. Jones talked about her virginity and her desire to remain chaste until her wedding night. Her story aired on ESPN on Monday.
“It’s just something, a gift that I want to give to my husband.“
“If there’s virgins out there, I’m going to let them know, it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life — harder than training for the Olympics, harder than graduating from college, has been to stay a virgin before marriage.”