I tried having this discussion on another board and some of the responses kind of upset me. What is everyone here's stance on purity? I am a virgin and would personally prefer to remain that way and marry someone who is also a virgin, so that our experience is special and exclusive. I don't like the idea of waiting thirty years just to be number two or number three, and, while I would not judge someone based on their past relations alone, it is kind of important to me, personally.
What bothers me is that it has suddenly become "wrong" to think this way. The last time I brought this up, a bunch of people (mostly females) started yelling about how this is some terrible shallow concept and that we men should feel sorry for ourselves and just bend over and accept anything, never mind that this is the way most people have viewed marriage from the start and that it's the way it should be. To top it off, this was at a "Christian" forum, where I would expect most people would feel the same.
So, just out of curiosity, what are your thoughts on purity?
I just noticed, if this would be more fitting in General Discussion, feel free to move it there. My bad.