The Road Less Traveled.
I have been chaste my entire life. I have not had sex of any kind whatsoever -- I’m a Virgin in the true sense of the word. There is really nothing unique about this. Despite what you may have heard, everyone is not doing it, and there are more Virgins around than you would think. But what separates me from most is that I have no plans to ever lose my Virginity, because I have chosen to follow a path of lifelong Chastity.
Many people reading this who are sexually active may wonder why someone would choose to never have sex -- something that is so fundamental, pleasurable, and necessary to their lives that they could not possibly imagine doing without. They picture how miserable they would be if they had to live in Chastity. But we are all different. And while some may see Chastity as “repressive,” I don’t find it that way at all. For me it is a life filled with joy, freedom, and clarity.
Of course, it helps that I was never a lustful person anyway. I like relationships and intimacy, but I do not desire the act of sex as most people do. I am not religious, but I do see Chastity as a “calling” in the sense that it is the lifestyle that most appeals to me. Getting married and raising a family is well and good… and being a sexually active single is fine if that’s what you want to do. But I feel the need to wholly devote my life to doing something that will truly make a difference, and living a Chaste life that is not restricted by the demands of a husband and children allows me to do just that. I figure that the institution of marriage won’t suffer without me -- there will always be enough people to keep it alive. And sex certainly isn’t going anywhere, so the human race need have no fear of extinction. But there are so few people to take up the mantle of Chastity and the tradition of devoting one’s life to the good of others that I feel compelled to do it because I can, and because that is where I feel I would make the most difference.
There are those that would disapprove of my choice believing that everyone has to live a certain way. There are even those who may see my lifestyle as some sort of threat to them personally. But as I said, we are all different. We all have our own wishes, desires, and abilities, and our own lives to live. My choice is my choice, and your choices are yours. Let’s just appreciate the fact that we all have the freedom to make them.