Friday, August 04, 2006
Sex and Pizza
Imagine a pizza. One with your favorite toppings. It is sitting there right in front of you all hot and ready to eat. You can smell it and it is making your mouth water. You know that as soon as you eat it that it is going to be great and you will satisfy your craving for a while.
But, you have decided that you aren't allowed to eat pizza. That is isn't good for you. You still love it and you always want it, but you won't eat it. You are around it on a semi-regular basis, but you can never indulge no matter how bad you want it.
Of course, if you had only ever heard of pizza, but never tasted it or smelled it, it wouldn't affect you the way that it would someone who has had pizza and loved it right?
This is how I explained being abstinent from sex vs. being a virgin to my friend Funny Girl. Funny Girl is a virgin. She is waiting until marriage to have sex. We were talking a while ago about how difficult it is to not have sex once you have had it especially when you are dating someone or are in love. I used the pizza analogy.
She totally got it.