Temporary Choice Or Lifestyle Decision! You have the right to choose

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 commercial for more information on how you can 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 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!

CDC estimates that 1,148,200 persons aged 13 years and older are living with HIV infection, including 207,600 (18.1%) who are unaware of their infection.1 Over the past decade, the number of people living with HIV has increased, while the annual number of new HIV infections has remained relatively stable. Still, the pace of new infections continues at far too high a level— particularly among certain groups.

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 use self control. Making healthy choices means that you can avoid becoming another statistic. Meaningful relationships are possible for those who are not a part of the friends with benefit crowd. It's never to late to change your behavior. Spread the message and not a disease!

In other news:

How does abstinence and celibacy play into other industries? Well, check out what one well known celebrity is doing to empower women and support entrepreneurship for motivated sales representatives. Here's part of what the brand promises participants. "As a BKBC, you will join me in my mission of playing an important role in the discussion of sexuality issues, well-being, and responsibility. You will also become an ambassador for the concept of bringing fun and luxury back"