Been a little while since my last entry. Gotta keep up with my writing, so I’m brewing some Earl Grey next to me while I write.
The most exciting news since my last entry is that Kelsie and I went on a date last weekend and we’re going out again this next weekend! With all my concern and frustration, it all worked itself out.
All of our friends have taken turns saying things like, “Finally!” and “We’ve been rooting for you two to get together since October!” To which we just shake our heads. I don’t know why I waited so long exactly. It just felt right to take my time. Then when I asked her out and she said yes, it also felt right. This relationship, though taxing on me when I was debating with myself on whether or not to ask her out, has just felt right every step of the way.
Neither one of us is into the cliche of a normal first date, so we didn’t go to dinner and a movie. Instead drove out northwest of town until we found an open trail (there’s still snow on many of the mountain roads nearby). Then we ended hiking a total of 11 miles. By the time we got back to town, it was mid afternoon.
Later that evening, Kelsie’s roommate wanted her and me to go with her to “The Vagina Monologues.” I wasn’t really interested, but Kelsie wanted to go out of curiosity. So we went.
If you don’t know what the Vagina Monologues are about, the name is actually very descriptive. Women of many different walks of life were interviewed about their vaginas and their stories are retold by actors. Some of the stories are pretty good, some are terrible, and a few are simply hard to take (there is one about a rape victim).
The fact that this exists only further proves to me that our culture is so vastly oversexualized that a woman is supposed to take pride in her vagina like it is her. What if that were put toward men? That men should take pride in their penises?
People are not their sexual organs. People are people. Sex is a part of life. Yes, a very important part, but just a part. America is disappointingly oversexualized.
/rant/ I’m not a prude, I don’t think sex is a taboo topic or something inappropriate and to be discussed only in private. Just because I prefer to be abstinent until marriage doesn’t make me antisexual. I choose to be abstinent because I simply don’t think it’s a very good idea for me to sleep with anyone except who my wife is. It’s just my personal choice, I encourage everyone to do what they think it right, and if that means it’s okay to have sex outside of marriage, I’m not going to judge. People will judge me for my choice, since it’s so rare among my generation, but I don’t care. If I don’t want to judge, then I must first not judge others. /endrant/
Thanks for staying with me there, I just needed to get that off my chest. A coworker was pestering me about that a day or two ago.
I’d rather end this entry on a high note, so I want to wish everyone a happy Thursday. Just hang in there, it’s almost Friday, all!