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Virgin Lips

October 12, 2009
By grasslova GOLD, Highland, Utah
grasslova GOLD, Highland, Utah
19 articles 43 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
When you learn to die, you learn to live - Morrie

V.L. Stands for Virgin Lips. It’s a term that should be far more widespread and is the status your lips should hold for more than the first ten years of your life. People don’t seem to realize that once you give your first kiss away, there's no going back. Once you give it, it's gone for life. No over-sized eraser can fade the marks of crimson lipstick. This applies not just to the virginity of your lips, but of your body... When you start young, you end young. No refunds. No exchanges. Final sale; take it or leave it. Once it's gone, it's gone. Forever. When learning this lesson in life, you get no second chances, just one shot. Take it or leave it? I choose to leave it. Call me old-fashioned, but I'm waiting until marriage, waiting for Love. True Love. Not the deception of Lust, Love's shadow; she who wanders dingy streets, ambling with outstretched hands, ever-searching for something clean and pure to defile with her filthy hands... Sugar has a substitute: Splenda; glasses have a substitute: contacts; Guitar Hero has a substitute: Rock Band! But when it comes to Love, there is no substitute. So save your lovin’ for the one you really love, the one who you’ll spend the rest of your life with. And hey, no worries!—you’ll have ample time to practice kissing when you have the rest of your life to do so.

The author's comments:
I'm not possessed, but rather obsessed. ;D No, I'm really neither of the two. I just don't believe in sex outside of marriage. Although that may sound crazy to you, and as abstract as that may sound, I believe in it wholeheartedly, and wish to share this message with the world. Most people don't believe in virginity or chastity of the mind or body anymore, and I just wanted to stand up and say that I do. I believe it like a religion!I dearly hope I didn't offend or anger anyone with my opinion. Take what you like from my words.
peace out!

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This article has 126 comments.

on Apr. 23 2012 at 11:54 am
TheDoubtMachine BRONZE, Mumbai, Other
4 articles 1 photo 10 comments

Agreed! This comes right from the heart and in the heart of all our hearts we know what you say is true!


kerline BRONZE said...
on Feb. 21 2012 at 4:53 pm
kerline BRONZE, Portland, Oregon
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i totally agree with this message. i believe everyone should wait until after marriage.

on Feb. 18 2012 at 12:41 pm
Anny_Grace SILVER, Centennial, Colorado
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Absolutely agree! Enjoyable to read and love how the message flows through out the piece!

on Jan. 27 2012 at 7:13 pm
Iggy_Fang112 BRONZE, Daytona Beach, Florida
2 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before.


Pain is inevitable; Suffering is optional

I totally agree. I am 16, and never even held hands with a boy. I believe you should wait for the right one. You will know in your heart when you find the right one. You will not have even the slightest of doubts. Virg.inity, lip or otherwise is beautiful.

LiannaR GOLD said...
on Jan. 27 2012 at 4:53 pm
LiannaR GOLD, Baltimore, Maryland
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i totally agree with you, but how do people know when they are in love, wouldnt you need to kiss the person to find out????

on Jan. 5 2012 at 1:37 pm
CorrinaElisabeth, Eatonville, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"No man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without even noticing it." ~C.S.Lewis

The article could have been somewhat better written - but I agree with the thesis. :)

on Dec. 30 2011 at 9:28 am
UnwantedNinja GOLD, Pretoria, Other
17 articles 0 photos 70 comments

Favorite Quote:
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney

Your welcome :)

on Dec. 29 2011 at 2:37 pm
Luna3952 SILVER, Lynchburg, Virginia
6 articles 0 photos 81 comments

Favorite Quote:
All is fair in love and war.
Palsm 114
John 3:17

thanks unwantedninja

on Dec. 29 2011 at 2:34 am
UnwantedNinja GOLD, Pretoria, Other
17 articles 0 photos 70 comments

Favorite Quote:
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney

I agree im 14 and never kissed anyone! i have been asked a few times out but i always say no...I'm scared that i'll get kissed when i really dont want 2...and hurt i guys feeling when i turn his lips down

on Dec. 29 2011 at 2:32 am
UnwantedNinja GOLD, Pretoria, Other
17 articles 0 photos 70 comments

Favorite Quote:
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney

u'll find the right man luna3952 ! Never give up hope :)

on Dec. 28 2011 at 3:43 pm
Luna3952 SILVER, Lynchburg, Virginia
6 articles 0 photos 81 comments

Favorite Quote:
All is fair in love and war.
Palsm 114
John 3:17

i wish i could take my frist kiss back because my bf at the time was horrible he ruined me life! Im just glad he did rap me.... i finally got out of that but it took three years. now everything relationship i have scares me i dont want another guy like that

on Dec. 27 2011 at 8:06 pm
ashlyn939 PLATINUM, Lynchburg, Virginia
34 articles 14 photos 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love means holding on to someone just as hard as you can because if you don't, one blink and they might disappear... forever." -Ellen Hopkins, Impulse

i wisshh i could go back and redo my first kiss:( i was forced literally i went with this guy i really don't know why and two of our friends literally pushed our heads towards each other:/ god i hated them for that and i can never get that first kiss back

on Dec. 9 2011 at 12:01 am
StarryRoss GOLD, Albuquerque, New Mexico
19 articles 0 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Writing is the socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." -E.L. Doctorow

Finally someone who gets it :) that doesn't make you weird, that makes you very respectable and amazing, and certainly a guy is going to find that refreshing after so many easy girls. Purity is so beautiful if you think about it. I won't have sex or any sexual stuff before i'm married, just kissing is fine with me, and i'm so glad i have a boyfriend who agrees :)

Riley Jordan said...
on Dec. 7 2011 at 8:12 am
Riley Jordan, Paris, Tennessee
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stupid bed ftw

on Nov. 14 2011 at 1:13 pm
 hey kathy, you remember selora!! she told me your name and somethings you said and all. can you guess my name. P.S you called me on November third. saidn you were tristan womack

on Oct. 31 2011 at 8:29 pm
Olivia.297 BRONZE, Orillia, Other
1 article 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
Ever notice how you never see me and superman at the same time?

to be honest with you, I agree, to a point. I'm fourteen and I've already had a boyfriend and kissed a few guys. looking back now, I don't regret it. looking back thirty years from now, I still don't think I'll regret it. there's nothing wrong with kissing and such, but unless you are completely ready and really, really think he's the one, don't go jumping in to bed.

Fizza SILVER said...
on Oct. 31 2011 at 6:00 am
Fizza SILVER, Raipur, Other
7 articles 2 photos 177 comments
agree with you. 

on Oct. 21 2011 at 7:31 pm
BradCarrieshaw BRONZE, San Jose, California
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I really do respect your opinion. You have great reasonings and this piece is quite well written and is a great example of your own personal voice. Although I do not agree with your opinion, I can absolutely respect it. The only thing I'm irked by are the shaming undertones of this piece.

on Oct. 11 2011 at 4:46 pm
K.M.S.Shear BRONZE, Cherokee, Iowa
2 articles 0 photos 57 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some people think writing is a waist of their time. For me it’s a way to draw an image of myself through the painting of words."

i have not had my first kiss and ive never had a boyfriend but im still young and havw time. Everyone has time so i belive you should wait for the right pereon.

kksexi12 said...
on Sep. 23 2011 at 12:01 pm
 My first boy friend kissed me (frenchie) And like two 1/2 mths later he tried to do it but i kicked him you-know-where!!!!!  lol no one thinks i shoulda done that!!!!