“The way girls give it up for nothing these days, it’s the best time in the universe to be a young male.” quoted radio talk-show host Dr. Laura recently!
But why do they give it up for almost nothing?
So.. Let me go back to when I was only 15 and I chose “to give it up”.
I wanted to be loved
I wanted to be delighted in
I wanted to be adored
I wanted to be enough..for somebody..anybody.
I wanted to be beautiful..and I wanted/needed to hear it!
My world was shaky
My father was an alcoholic
marriage relationship was far from what any marriage should look like.
So maybe it was no wonder I didn’t know how a man should treat a woman.
I didnt know a REAL man protects.
I didn’t know a REAL man’s strength is not in his good looks, muscles, or popularity.
I didn’t know a REAL man actually romances you, talks to you, cherishes you, courts you, instead of just bypassing all of that for sex.
I “gave it up” because it felt good at the time.
I “gave it up” because I thought sex equaled love.
I “gave it up” because hey, he was cute, popular, and it made me feel beautiful. It made me feel enough. It made me feel wanted.
Not because he cherished me, or protected me, or loved me..Ha! Nope! I was only 15, I didn’t know what love looked like.