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There’s nothing wrong with being a virgin

There’s nothing wrong with being a virgin.

After all, we’re all born that way. I know sooner or later that status changes (unless you’re a monk or something, then I guess you die a virgin), but we all start out with a level playing field, a clean slate, the same beginning. So I guess I’ve never really understood why anyone thinks it’s okay to make fun of someone for being a virgin just because they’re not (anymore, that is).

There is almost always a reason why someone hasn’t had sex for the first time yet. Maybe they have religious reasons or they simply want to save themselves for someone they know they’ll be with for the rest of their lives, or maybe they don’t care so much about losing it to someone who wants to marry them but just aren’t ready for sex in general yet. Whatever their reason, though, it’s their business, not anyone else’s. It seems kids are having sex younger and younger these days; how much you wanna bet half those young people losing their virginity didn’t really want to do it yet? The media puts such an emphasis on being sexy and having experience, making it seem “uncool” to be a virgin and be so innocent. Isn’t that what childhood is about, though? Being innocent? Trust me, if I could go back to being a carefree and innocent kid, some days I definitely would. Being an adult is cool but sometimes it sucks having so much responsibility. Because, yes, the freedom is great but it comes with a lot of responsibility (hell-OO, no one said you got to be an adult and do whatever the hell you want without paying some sort of price).

And then of course there’s the peer pressure. Whether you’re a kid or an adult who hasn’t given it up yet, there’s nothing worse than feeling pressured into doing something you’re not ready for or don’t want to do, regardless of what it is. Despite what a lot of people may say or think, it’s actually still cool to stand up for yourself and what you believe in and say no to something that everyone else might be saying yes to, even if it makes you the odd man out. There’s a quote I love by Suzy Kassem: “Stand up for what is right even if you stand alone.” That holds true especially when it comes to your own happiness and self-worth. If you do something everyone else is doing just because you think you should or don’t want to be left, you’re not standing up for yourself and what you believe in. You’re letting other people dictate how you live your life and make choices for you that you didn’t necessarily want to make. No matter what others might think, if you stay true to yourself, you can never go wrong. People are going to have issues regardless of what you do or say, so you might as well at least be happy at the end of the day. And if you’re the asshole pressuring someone to do something they don’t want to, stop and think about how you would feel if someone was trying to make you do something you didn’t want to do. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes; if you wouldn’t like it, chances are they won’t, either.

With that being said, I think now, in my “old age” I could handle a virgin. It might actually be sort of nice, knowing you’re the first person that other person wanted to be with, that they “chose” you. And who knows, maybe you’ll even get to be as special as to be their one and only, the first and last person they’re ever with. Eight years ago that would have scared the shit out of me (obviously) but now, it actually sounds almost more appealing than the alternative. You know, like being with someone who gives you Chlamydia.

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College hook-ups 101

Although my college days are several years behind me now, I spent a good deal of time roaming the halls and campuses of my schools (both domestic & international, what what) and several schools I did not attend (and will probably never be asked back to). It seems only appropriate that, now that I’ve had time to look back and reflect on my decisions and the decisions of my peers, I address the biggest and probably most important life lesson you learn while spending those formative college years pretending to study: hooking up.

I’m not really sure why anyone in college thinks it’s a good idea to hook up with someone in their dorm (especially if that person lives on their floor or, better yet, across the hall). I understand the lazy college student mentality of it; why trek across campus to get some action when you can just travel a flight or two in your own dorm-sweet-dorm to score? But in general, it’s not a very smart idea (and here I thought you had to be smart to go to college…).

For starters, the chances of you running into that one-night stand again (or two-night, or three-night stand…) are very high. In fact, I would be extremely shocked if you DIDN’T run in to them again while residing in the same building. Unless you ended on perfect terms (which, if it was a random hookup, is highly unlikely) or are one of those rare people who don’t feel awkward in any situation, it will probably be very uncomfortable for you to have to encounter them again, even if it is only a few seconds when passing in the halls (or worse, getting stuck in an elevator together).

Even if you are able to dodge them at every cost, there will still be other people you will run in to that will know what you’ve done and who you’ve done it with. This includes roommates, dorm room neighbors, friends, RAs, janitors, etc. So even though you may never see THEM again, people will talk and random strangers you’ve never even seen or heard of before will snicker at you when you walk by. Not to mention the fact that you’re more than likely hooking up with someone who has or is going to hook up with other people in your building. Because it’s accessible and they’re easy. I mean, it’s easy. The hooking up part. Errrr.

So unless you’re dying to have something in common with your new dormmates, it’s probably best to broaden your horizons. I’m not saying you have to take a bus and two trains to keep your hookup private, but at least consider widening your scope to the next dorm building over.

If you don’t, you could be kicking yourself later. I’m sure at least some of you know what I mean.

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Why Valentine’s Day is (still) a pointless holiday

This time last year, I was happily in a relationship with someone I cared about and yet I still wrote my mini-rant about why Valentine’s Day is a pointless holiday. Because it is.

And this year, although I’m single, I wouldn’t say I’m any more bitter about this dumb holiday than I was when I was in love. I’m still about the same amount of bitter, except now I don’t feel so hypocritical about it. Because really, who wants to hear some lovebird go on and on about how much they can’t stand fake holidays about being in love? And you’re only getting the half of it; try being inside my head all day long. Exactly.

Moving on.

I’d honestly almost forgotten about this silly consumerist holiday (more so because I can’t keep track of what day it is and less-so because I don’t make it a point to remember stupid things like fake holidays, but that kind of negates my whole point, so scratch that).

But I’m always interested to see what crazy and not-so-crazy search terms people use to wind up at my blog (I still find it rather strange that someone, at some time, searched “how many people are in the pumba costume in disney on ice” and found my blog, but whatever). So while perusing the search terms section of my stats page, I noticed a spike in the number of times someone was redirected to my awesomely awesome blog after searching something like “Valentine’s Day pointless” or “stupid Valentine’s Day” or “is Valentine’s Day pointless blog” or, you get the picture. So then I remembered- tomorrow is Valentine’s Day (or today, for those of you ahead of me in time-zone-landia).

Holidays like Valentine’s Day just serve as a stark reminder of everything that is wrong with society. Like forcing someone to buy you presents to show you how much they love you, what is that about? Don’t you get enough presents on your birthday and Christmas? And if you want something that badly, go out and get a job and pay for it yourself, you spoiled, materialistic little thug.

And even if you don’t put a literal gun to their head and tell them to buy you something, there’s still the assumption on your part that they’re going to and the internal gun to their head telling them they have to. Or else. God forbid your lover doesn’t acknowledge you on Valentine’s Day. Think the world might have just come to an end (again).

I might have taken it a little too far just then, sorry about that. All this Valentine’s Day chocolate is going to my head.

All in all, though, Valentine’s Day is a pointless holiday, and I’m (still) mad at Hallmark for creating it and not hiring me to write greeting cards for them and basing their headquarters out of Kansas (seriously, who wants to live in Kansas, anyway?). I will just have to start my own Hallmark-like greeting card company and not base it out of Kansas and write anti-Valentine’s Day cards and shower my wit and cynicism all over the world (or at least over those dumb enough to buy my crap).

Until that happens, I’ll continue blogging about random nonsense in hopes that someone with an even more random search term fetish will stumble across my blog and give me something to really write home about. Something even crazier than “zoo animal mob sexxx.” With three x’s.

Couldn’t make this shit up if I tried.

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Why Valentine’s Day is a pointless holiday

Valentine’s Day is stupid.

Out of all the silly holidays and pointless days of celebration we have in our society, this is probably the worst.

If you’re currently single and reading this, you are probably nodding your head in agreement and thanking whatever god you believe in that this isn’t another sappy love post about how Valentine’s Day is so great and I am so lucky to be with the love of my life (which I am, but that’s besides the point).

If you’re a fellow lovebird, you’re probably wondering why someone so head-over-heels in love is being so cynical on such a lovey-dovey holiday.

I like holidays and I like having a reason to get dressed up and feel especially giddy, but I don’t feel the need to participate in such a joke. First of all:

No one needs a reminder that they’re alone. If you don’t have a significant other to celebrate this cheesy holiday with, you certainly shouldn’t have to be reminded of just how lonely you are. Google suicide rates on Valentine’s Day and get back to me.

If you love someone, you shouldn’t need a holiday to express it. Love is love no matter what day of the year it is. I’m crazy about my boyfriend every day, I have been since the beginning. And that’s not me being overdramatic and annoying, it’s just the facts. I love my boyfriend, and I tell him frequently. I don’t love him and remind him of my feelings just because it’s Valentine’s Day and society tells me I should. Sure, I’d like to go out to dinner and have a nice night together just like the next girl, but I don’t need chocolates and jewelry and flowers today any more than I do on any other random day of the week- unless he’s proposing. Then it’s a completely different story.

There are no clear origins. Where did this silly holiday even come from? Sure, there was a Saint Valentine, but he had nothing to do with the holiday. It’s just a stupid excuse of a holiday that Hallmark created to sell greeting cards and chocolate.

I’m mostly turned off by how crazy people get over this holiday, both for and against it. It hardly ranks among even the lowest of the low (like Memorial Day and Flag Day), so it hardly seems deserving of such attention.

 

In reality, though, I’m just bitter because Hallmark insists on relocating any prospective employee to the Midwest (namely, Kansas). There go my dreams of designing greeting cards. Unless I can get my boyfriend to move to Kansas.

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Pornography: the newest way to promote animal rights

I may not be a vegetarian, but I am all for the ethical treatment of animals. But despite my passion for promoting and fighting for animal rights, I’m very skeptical about PETA’s upcoming launch of its pornography website, geared to promote its animal-rights and vegan-diet messages to a new crowd.

I was all for the sexy, somewhat raunchy advertising PETA has been known for in the past.

Sex(y) sells, but at what point does it become too much?

PETA spokeswoman Lindsay Rajt said “PETA officials [will] track the website to determine if people are viewing the animal-rights messages and not just the nudity. Past experience has shown that they will.”

I’m sorry, but are you on crack? Anyone searching for porn is definitely not trolling the internet for messages on animal rights. You are out of your mind if you think that putting the message PETA stands for all over a new x-rated site is going to lure these types of people in to going vegan and supporting animal rights.

Not only are you setting yourself up for failure among the porn-enthusiasts of the world, you are also seriously risking offending those who already support you or were considering it up to this point.

PETA is a very well-known organization, one that has already reached millions of people worldwide. Do they really need to sink this low to further promote their message? As much as I love PETA and everything they stand for, I just lost a huge amount of respect for them.

I’ll be interested to hear what happens when the site, tentatively titled peta.xxx, actually goes live in November.

I hope, for PETA’s sake, the site is a huge success and they are able to reach a new collection of supporters. Because, quite honestly, this decision has already cost them their reputation and a lot of respect from a lot of areas, and if they fail miserably, I’m not sure PETA will ever be the same.

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