Yes, I am a 30-year-old virgin. And proud of it.
When my friends ask how on earth I've accomplished this feat, I jokingly respond, "Well, I don't know what I'm missing.!" You know what? I've got a pretty good idea I'm missing something pretty spectacular.
But what I'm gaining is even more spectacular.
I've never had to worry about unplanned parenthood, STDs, shaving my legs (or maybe I don't worry about that because I had laser hair removal), moving too quickly in a relationship, giving a man the wrong idea, the "morning after" regrets, the strong emotional attachment that develops, UTIs, birth control prescriptions, the list goes on.
I have gained self-control, respect for myself and the men I date, respect for my body, modesty, and purity of mind and body.
You can probably think of a few reasons I have ended up in this "situation": unattractive, SSA, socially awkward, no lust, lack-of confidence, lack of quality men to date, and the list continues.
I assure you, my decision is entirely my choice. And, I assure you, I have had my fare share of temptation. Most importantly, I have a strong faith in my Heavenly Father and the standards my choice of religion -The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - has set forth before me.
I look forward to sharing this part of myself with my husband some day. Not to sound too 1950's, but I can't think of a more amazing gift. I will continue to uphold my standards. I'm in no hurry. I've lasted this long...