Jesus never married, and if he followed the Catholic belief that you shouldn’t have sex outside marriage, then he must have been a virgin for life. So why isn’t he the blessed virgin man?
His mother Mary is praised to the heavens for bearing a child and yet she was “pure” because she was a virgin. Poor Joseph, and poor Mary too. Why did she have to stay a virgin just because she was the mother of god? Couldn’t she have enjoyed her human sexuality and still have been completely awesome? No, it’s because virginity is the source of her sainthood. Being the mother of god wasn’t enough, and thus she had to be a virgin forever.
If Jesus was a virgin as well, why is it never talked about? Why isn’t his virginity a source of his grace? Sure, the celibacy of priests is based on his and the disciples celibate lifestyle, but besides this why isn’t there a cult-following that zeroes in on male virginity? Is it because the god title eclipses Jesus’ man-virgin title? Or is it because virginity isn’t as valued in men as it is in women?
Sometimes it is as if virginity only happens in women. Virginity is an issue, a responsibility, something that women have to think about, make a choice about whether they want to be “sluts” or as chaste as the Blessed Virgin Mary. She could be moderately sexually active, but people can only label her with either slut or saint. There is a double standard when it comes to virginity. Women are shamed for being devirginized while men are more revered if they bang lots of chicks.
Her power is not increased if she remains a virgin, but she loses power if she ever lets go of it. She is warned that if she has sex, she’ll feel hollow, or men will tell others that she is an easy girl. Losing one’s virginity has to be some kind of life changing choice, but for guys, they can just have fun and have sex. Why isn’t this the same for women?
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