My Virginity is Empowering, Not Embarrassing

  • MC Barnes

Just as we celebrate women having as much as sex as they want, we should respect the choice of women like me to have none at all. In a society which somehow both “glorifies and vilifies sexual activity”, we’re told sexual liberation has to mean escapades, freedom, and promiscuity. But while many do find those three things liberating, I question whether they really should be seen as the be-all and end-all. That’s because, while the progress we’ve made in women’s sexual liberation is important, our current definition of the word marginalises a group of individuals who deserve the same empowerment and respect and freedom of choice: virgins.

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