I’ll be the first to admit that my mind is a bit warped. Sometimes I just make the strangest connections.
One of the first things I thought of after reading Mr. Newlywed’s story this weekend were those old purity tests that we used to take back in the dark ages (aka, high school).
Does anyone out there remember those? They were lists of question ranging from the fairly innocent (have you ever held a boy/girl’s hand) to the X-rated (have you ever had a 3-way). Anyway, one of the things that I remember about those purity tests was that everyone would share their results, like “I’m 65% pure”. And sure enough, the purest people dated the purest people and the less pure dated the less pure. The good boys with the good girls and the bad boys with the sluts.
Anyway, it doesn’t take too much of a stretch to see what this has to do with Mr. Newlywed’s situation. He was a “bad boy” who married a “good girl”. Sure, their situation is a lot more complicated than that. A lot. But at it’s heart, there is the fact there they are a mismatch in the purity test version of life.
Does your partner’s sexual history matter to you (not for health reasons, but for reasons of compatibility)?
- Yes. I can’t imagine having a relationship with someone who was a lot more or less experienced than me. (14 votes)
- Not at all. I just don’t see how this matters. (29 votes)
- It could matter. I guess it depends on the specifics. (56 votes)
Tags: poll, purity test, slut, virgin