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Virginity Is Not a Myth!

By Judie Brown

Planned Parenthood recently posted a sex education video on its social media platforms claiming that virginity is a “completely made-up concept” designed to control and shame people, mainly women.

According to Planned Parenthood, a virgin is “someone who’s never had sex—but it’s not quite as simple as it seems. That’s because sex means different things to different people, so virginity can mean different things too.”

While this Planned Parenthood narrative goes downhill from there, there is something critically missing from its propaganda, and that is the real meaning of virtue. Of course there is a very good reason for that. Planned Parenthood detests the idea of living a virtuous life based on following the laws of God, not man.

So for the sake of argument, let’s define what virginity is in very simple terms. It is nothing more or less than the trait of a woman or a man who has chosen to live without sexual experience. And as the Catechism of the Catholic Church explains, “Esteem of virginity for the sake of the kingdom and the Christian understanding of marriage are inseparable, and they reinforce each other: Whoever denigrates marriage also diminishes the glory of virginity.”

In our current cultural hell, the virtue of virginity—let alone its advocacy—is so far from public pursuit that it defies common sense. Some people would suggest that this is because we live in an alternate universe, but the truth is that we live in a world where people have chosen to reject God, His word, and sadly His love.

If that were not the case, we would not kill our children before they are born, abandon the fundamental education of our living children in matters of morality to a classroom most often led by hedonistic teachers, and literally wash our hands of the obligation each of us has to serve the Lord and cherish the gift of human life.

This is why websites like Healthline suggest that we should “think of sex like Disneyland.” It is also why the advocates of amorality have announced that since the Supreme Court’s deficient Dobbs decision, the most horrible thing has occurred: “65,000 forced pregnancies!

Say what? The article goes on to tell us that a rape victim who becomes pregnant as a result of sexual assault is being forced to carry her baby to term. We have been hearing that argument for more than 50 years, and the one thing that has not changed is the bloodthirsty attitude of those who say it without benefit of fact.

But this information is misleading. According to Michael Cook, editor of Mercator, the article making the claim that 65,000 “unwanted” babies have been created is “based on very heroic assumptions about very unreliable data. Its guesstimates are based on guesstimates based on guesstimates.”

As usual, when the truth does not serve the agenda of those in charge, it is quietly either avoided or misrepresented, even when a human being’s life hangs in the balance.

And in this era of mistruth parading as bona fide fact, we really cannot expect honesty. What makes this even more chilling is the denial of the integrity of those who choose virginity—a virtue that is usually met with a guffaw followed by the marketing of contraception or abortion.

We have a theory about this modern buffoonery. People who possess total mastery of their emotions because of their abiding trust in God’s will are a threat to the marketing of evil in our day.

To overcome such demons, we turn to Saint Gemma Galgani, whose purity, chastity, and obedience to God are within the grasp of every person. We need only pray her prayer with sincerity of heart, “To come to heaven requires purity of heart: give it to me, my Jesus; Yes, I so desire purity of heart!”