Me – (hands in the air) Wait one second! Hold the phone! Your telling me that you think Madame X would be a more creative writer if she just lost her virginity! If she just “got it out of the way”. That’s insane! She is a Christian. That’s not part of her makeup. Changing her workout routine, learning a new hobby…those might shake it up a bit and help her with her writer’s block. Sex? Your both crazy! (take long swig of margarita and think of ordering a second one)
Writer #1 – That’s your Catholic conscience talking. Your not thinking about this clearly. Your imposing your moral code on someone else.
Me – You mean like your imposing yours on her? Wait one minute! Madame X is a Christian. She has maintained her virginity because she considers it a gift to be given to the man she is to commit her life to. Your telling me that she should just throw out everything she believes in to “release her inner creativity”. Do you have any idea how this would destroy her and the very foundation she has built her life on? You guys are smoking something. This is just nuts. (begin another Hail Mary)
Writer #2 – What is the big deal? It’s just sex! you have too many hang ups Mary. Seriously lighten up.
Me – (gloves are now off) That’s enough ladies. Sex is sacred. It is between a husband, wife and their God. The only thing created is a child if He so wills it. It is the most intimate thing we can share with another human being. This is not something you just “do” to shake up your life. This is what Madame X believes…(still praying)
Writer #2 – Sex is an act Mary. It is not sacred. It is an act of empowerment and liberation. I am so tired of some man telling me that I can’t do what I want to do when I want to do it.
Me – I could not disagree with you more strongly! Your telling me we are no more than dogs giving into out base feelings. Female empowerment my a**! What about those woman who give it all away and then they are left alone and destroyed by some lowlife who took advantage of their need for love and attention? What about them?
Writer #1 – They just need to be grown-ups about it. They made the choice.
Me – Well Madame X has made a choice as well. One that should be respected and not mocked. I feel so sorry for both of you. I wish more woman loved and respected themselves enough to be patient and wait for a sacred commitment, before giving away the most precious gift they have. It breaks my heart to see the destruction promiscuity brings to the lives of so many young women.
The conversation went on for another thirty minutes or so as we went back and forth about sex, morality and the “modern” woman. It was one of the most difficult discussions I have ever had. I was uncomfortable and felt completely unprepared.
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