I have to second, and third and a million everyone who's echo's their fondness and appreciation for this series. Thank you, Will, for sharing your story. It really was fantastic to finally have a story from a man. I think the most interesting, enlightening, and for me, reassuring thing about this series is that there are loads of reasons for being a virgin...it's not always about religion.
@Gloria_Grahame You're not alone!
@waitykatie and @combledore I adore both of you for your solutions. God I wish we could hang out!
@WaityKatie Exactly! I always hate having to add that it's not a religious thing.
@werewolfbarmitzvah Augh! Exactly. It's all about the shyness. Or, rather, what I think is me being shy is men thinking I'm giving off an angry "Don't Fuck with Me" vibe. Neither one are helpful.
@C.SanDiego Yes! I feel like we need a club. I'm a supporter of clubs.
This is a two fold comment.
First, Maya, I think you're fantastic, and thank you for so candidly sharing your story. I'm so sorry for the horrific events that happened, the pain and trauma that was inflicted on you, and for everything that was taken away from you. (Of which, I do not believe your virginity was one!) Jia...thank you for sharing Maya's story in a fantastically written piece.
2.) ...I have to admit I'd like to see an Interview with a Virgin story on a woman who's not having sex based in a religious context. I'm 26, a virgin, and pretty unclear where I stand on my own personal religion. For years I told myself I was a virgin because I wanted to have sex with a guy I at least liked, but, thanks to our super awesome culture of body shaming I've never felt like I deserved anyone enough to have sex. What about the other women out there like me (oh god, please let me not be the only one!) who don't expect to ever have sex? What about the women who do want to have sex but just can't overcome "x" reason that has nothing to do with religion?