Hymen hype pure hooey
Most girls grow up with mothers and fathers cautioning them that there is no way to un-pop a popped cherry. The issue of virginity is a loaded rite of passage for all young people. Females can get a complex for “losing” it too soon. Males get a complex if they can’t lose it soon enough. Now a TikTok video by a South Carolina mother of five daughters has garnered more than 11 million hits with her brave new spin on the birds and the bees. “I’m raising my five daughters to believe that there is no such thing as virginity,” says Cayce LaCorte. “It is a patriarchal concept used to control women and serves no purpose other than making women feel bad about ourselves. Just because some guy randomly sticks his penis in you at some point in your life, it does not change your worth. It does not change who you are. It doesn’t do anything other than it happened.” LaCorte doesn’t downplay the significance of sex in a person’s life. She just wants everyone to chill about the first time and think more about developing non-stigmatizing, healthy attitudes toward sex. She has my vote for mother of the year.