The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

4 September 2004

The creature from Uranus

Let's see if I have this right:

Some straight couples use anal sex as a way to preserve the woman's virginity.

God forbid her cherry should be popped, but you can fool around with the chocolate all you want.

Who came up with this preposterous confection? Planned Parenthood's Teenwire, of course. And as always, when Teenwire spouts nonsense (or worse), Dawn Eden reports.

Posted at 8:31 AM to Dyssynergy


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Didja notice the name of the author of the offending article?

Hmmmmm...

Posted by: David at 8:51 AM on 4 September 2004

That's Brownlee, not Brown---

Oh, never mind.

Posted by: McGehee at 8:53 AM on 4 September 2004

That theory was held true by the Christian youth at my high school (they being the one' that should have been worried about virginity, anyway) nearly ten years ago, in a town that was very Baptist, and VERY anti-Planned Parenthood.

Same of oral sex. They same kids that went to the youth group lock ins at the big church had a very Clinton-esque idea of what constituted "sexual relations."

The generation gap is a funny thing. But "teenwire" didn't come up with this idea.

Posted by: aldahlia at 2:06 PM on 4 September 2004

Weird. I'd heard those tales, but always figured they were, um, Snopes-worthy.

I guess some people do fetishize the hymen.

Posted by: CGHill at 3:39 PM on 4 September 2004

It's all sex, and anything that is sex, with regards to my daughter, had better hope that I don't have a baseball bat when I find out about it. (This threat expires in 2015, when she's 20. I figure by then she'll know how to use a bat well enough on her own)

Terkish Payne, exceptional pacifist. :)

Posted by: Terkish Payne at 4:14 PM on 4 September 2004

Regardless of whether teens fetishize the hymen, to attempt to appeal to the desires of girls as young as 13 to remain pure, by telling them anal sex will "preserve" them, is outrageously irresponsible.

Posted by: Dawn at 5:09 PM on 4 September 2004

Eww.. Ok - now that I have that out of the way.

I'm glad Dawn is on top of Teenwire, so to speak. Planned Parenthood needs lots of monitoring.

Unfortunately, chastity isn't "cool," but things are trending in the right direction, at least.

Perhaps we should replace the concept of "virginity" with that of "chastity." You can be chaste no matter what you've done in the past.

And chastity is about purity, not a clinical definition. But once you're not a virgin, you're not a virgin. What's your motivation then?

Posted by: Dan at 11:20 PM on 4 September 2004

I attended a very conservative, midwestern, Christian college (please don't hold it against me) and you wouldn't believe how many folks there thought sodomy was not sex.

Posted by: Sherri at 10:38 AM on 13 September 2004