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Are you a virgin?

I'm one of the foolish virgins
1 (3.8%)
Yes and no
3 (11.5%)
I can't get rid of virginity
1 (3.8%)
I became one once I married
3 (11.5%)
I'm a perpetual virgin
3 (11.5%)
I can't afford the surgery
1 (3.8%)
I used to be one
12 (46.2%)
Not since I've been taking equitation classes
0 (0%)
I'm gay
2 (7.7%)
I'm a seminarian
0 (0%)

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Offline augustin717

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Are you a virgin?
« on: March 18, 2014, 11:28:30 PM »
I hope you folks don't take this the wrong way. It's been inspired by a recent thread.
"I saw a miracle where 2 people entered church one by baptism and one by chrismation. On pictures the one received by full baptism was shinning in light the one by chrismation no."

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Re: Are you a virgin?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 11:30:36 PM »
I have no idea what inspired this, and thus what it's all about, but this part made me lol...

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Re: Are you a virgin?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2014, 11:39:52 PM »
Initially I meant to add an option like "I'm user x" it sould have been funny but dudnt want to upset those users.
"I saw a miracle where 2 people entered church one by baptism and one by chrismation. On pictures the one received by full baptism was shinning in light the one by chrismation no."

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Re: Are you a virgin?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 11:51:13 PM »
I have no idea what inspired this, and thus what it's all about, but this part made me lol...

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Yes, that and "I became one once I married".  :)
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I am the Antichrist LOL just kidding

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Re: Are you a virgin?
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2014, 10:32:02 AM »
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Not since I've been taking equitation classes

LOL. I choked on my coffee.
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Re: Are you a virgin?
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2014, 10:44:02 AM »
I like the foolish virgin option.

It would require a great deal more introspection than I think most would want, though, to choose it.
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Re: Are you a virgin?
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2014, 01:36:09 PM »
No - but don't tell my children, they would be appalled.  ;)   :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

On a serious note:  

I'm one of those who lost their virginity at the hands of a pedophile when I was six.  So, though this is a very innocent question - to some it can be a very painful reminder of something they were never able to actually confess.  

Please be careful with this. One in three women in the US has been raped.  Most of these are childhood attacks by people they know.

But on second thought - this shouldn't be something that someone can't joke about - it's very shamefull that this is such a horrible statistic in the US.  I remember reading a post here where someone from another country said that the women of the US were sleazy - easy (they used another word choice) and because of this, diseased.  This hurt to read, as most of us didn't have a choice in the matter from a very young age.

Ok. . .of soap box.  

Please forgive me.    :-[

« Last Edit: March 19, 2014, 01:36:45 PM by quietmorning »
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Re: Are you a virgin?
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2014, 01:43:21 PM »
Quietmorning, there is nothing to forgive.


This thread is in very bad taste, even if it is a joke.
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Re: Are you a virgin?
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2014, 01:44:45 PM »
Big e-hugs @ quietmorning!

Does the 'yes and no' option include born-again virgins, or just the reconstructed kind?
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Re: Are you a virgin?
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2014, 01:49:14 PM »
On a serious note: 

I'm one of those who lost their virginity at the hands of a pedophile when I was six.  So, though this is a very innocent question - to some it can be a very painful reminder of something they were never able to actually confess. 

Please be careful with this. One in three women in the US has been raped.  Most of these are childhood attacks by people they know.

But on second thought - this shouldn't be something that someone can't joke about - it's very shamefull that this is such a horrible statistic in the US.  I remember reading a post here where someone from another country said that the women of the US were sleazy - easy (they used another word choice) and because of this, diseased.  This hurt to read, as most of us didn't have a choice in the matter from a very young age.

Ok. . .of soap box. 

Please forgive me.    :-[



Sorry to hear that  :-\

Happy birthday, though.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2014, 01:49:53 PM by Cyrillic »

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Re: Are you a virgin?
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2014, 02:01:41 PM »
Quietmorning, there is nothing to forgive.


This thread is in very bad taste, even if it is a joke.

Thank you, Papist
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Re: Are you a virgin?
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2014, 02:02:55 PM »
On a serious note: 

I'm one of those who lost their virginity at the hands of a pedophile when I was six.  So, though this is a very innocent question - to some it can be a very painful reminder of something they were never able to actually confess. 

Please be careful with this. One in three women in the US has been raped.  Most of these are childhood attacks by people they know.

But on second thought - this shouldn't be something that someone can't joke about - it's very shamefull that this is such a horrible statistic in the US.  I remember reading a post here where someone from another country said that the women of the US were sleazy - easy (they used another word choice) and because of this, diseased.  This hurt to read, as most of us didn't have a choice in the matter from a very young age.

Ok. . .of soap box. 

Please forgive me.    :-[



Sorry to hear that  :-\

Happy birthday, though.


Thank you, Cyrillic! I'm 51 today! :)
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Re: Are you a virgin?
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2014, 05:22:46 PM »
I'm one of those who lost their virginity at the hands of a pedophile when I was six.


Based on what virginity means within a Christian context, as painful as what you went through has been, I can assure you from what I have read on this board by you and the few PMs we have exchanged, one thing you didn't lose that day was your virginity.

Even childbirth didn't remove that quality from you.

If only everyone brought your calm and care to the world. Quiet mourning indeed.

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Re: Are you a virgin?
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2014, 05:38:11 PM »
I'm one of those who lost their virginity at the hands of a pedophile when I was six.


Based on what virginity means within a Christian context, as painful as what you went through has been, I can assure you from what I have read on this board by you and the few PMs we have exchanged, one thing you didn't lose that day was your virginity.

Even childbirth didn't remove that quality from you.

If only everyone brought your calm and care to the world. Quiet mourning indeed.

Wow. Very nice.

Happy birthday to you!!!!
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Re: Are you a virgin?
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2014, 07:49:46 PM »
I'm one of those who lost their virginity at the hands of a pedophile when I was six.


Based on what virginity means within a Christian context, as painful as what you went through has been, I can assure you from what I have read on this board by you and the few PMs we have exchanged, one thing you didn't lose that day was your virginity.

Even childbirth didn't remove that quality from you.

If only everyone brought your calm and care to the world. Quiet mourning indeed.

Orthonorm. . . I've read your words several times. . .with tears.  Thank you.  This was the best birthday present I think I've ever received. . .peace over something that has been a place of grief since I was a child. 

Thank you.
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Re: Are you a virgin?
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2014, 07:55:34 PM »
I'm one of those who lost their virginity at the hands of a pedophile when I was six.


Based on what virginity means within a Christian context, as painful as what you went through has been, I can assure you from what I have read on this board by you and the few PMs we have exchanged, one thing you didn't lose that day was your virginity.

Even childbirth didn't remove that quality from you.

If only everyone brought your calm and care to the world. Quiet mourning indeed.

Wow. Very nice.

Happy birthday to you!!!!


Thank you Liza!!

I'm currently in Connecticut - just welcomed the birth of my granddaughter, Keira. :)
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Re: Are you a virgin?
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2014, 07:56:26 PM »
Big e-hugs @ quietmorning!

Does the 'yes and no' option include born-again virgins, or just the reconstructed kind?

Thank you, Arachne. :)
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Re: Are you a virgin?
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2014, 04:49:08 PM »
everyone please note!
in the eyes of God and His church, virginity is only lost when a person has sexual relations willingly, not unwillingly.

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Re: Are you a virgin?
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2014, 02:09:23 PM »
everyone please note!
in the eyes of God and His church, virginity is only lost when a person has sexual relations willingly, not unwillingly.
It is also lost when one worships false gods, lusts in one's heart, withholds alms, condemns others, etc. So if it is a permanent loss, we're all out of luck.

Good thing it isn't!
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Re: Are you a virgin?
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2014, 05:05:27 PM »
I chose "I can't get rid of virginity."
Saving myself for marriage is no fun when there is nothing FROM which to save it.
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Re: Are you a virgin?
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2014, 11:17:27 PM »
I DID get the surgery. How come that wasn't an option?
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