Can a virgin really be reborn? We got into a discussion about this topic here at Abornewords after watching a clip featuring Anna Faris on David Letterman, and I was on the fence at first. Once a woman takes the leap to become sexually active can she ever make it back to some type of purity? Clearly there is a line that has been crossed that takes her out of the class of the none. I realized quickly that thinking about purity should not even be in the equation because it's really about making a conscious effort to make choices that promote living a healthy lifestyle. Addressing the topic provided an open door for an intellectual discussion on abstinence and celibacy (with so many sexually transmitted diseases on the loose) as two alternatives worth considering. Not having sex is only difficult when there is pressure to participate coming from someone who has decided to do otherwise. That's where self control comes in, and I urge you to be strong, if you find yourself in this situation. Meaningful relationships are not impossible when you're not sexually active, so check out the video below for more information on how you connect with others on the different path.

Specifically, I'm speaking to the young women or men who are in a position where they are being taken to that point on the mountain that leads down a path of no return. This is not only pertaining to a boyfriend girlfriend situations; it goes deep. It is a time for enlightenment concerning advancement in the workforce, materialistic gain, or any situation when things are being shown to you as must haves in glorification. Remember, these things only service as flashing points of bait to entice indulgence in a particular behavior, weakness, or vice. No matter what you call it or how you dress it up, it will lead you to fall into a place of no return if you are not careful. You can possibly fool yourself into believing that you will have a chance to change and redeem yourself to a renewed existence, but many people who have believed such are now infected with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). The facts are real!

"In 2009, there were an estimated 11,200 new HIV infections among women in the United States. That year, women comprised 51% of the US population and 23% of those newly infected with HIV" ____ CDC

One organization that I really admire is Keep A Child Alive an Alicia Keys Foundation. Here's what they are doing to change the lives of families in Africa and India.

"We are dedicated to providing life-saving AIDS treatment, care, nutrition, support services and love to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India by directly engaging the global public in the fight against AIDS" ____ Keep A Child Alive

Do not take chances that can change your life forever. A virgin you may not be, but you can choose to make healthy choices and use self control, so that you will not become another statistic. Meaningful relationships are possible, and you have the right to choose like minded compatible friends. It's never to late, so spread the message and not a disease.