The news about Olympian Lolo Jones being a virgin at 29 seems to be all anyone is talking about. It has even reached me in Eastern Turkey where I'm trying not to think of virgins for a couple of weeks, in vain. Jones is favored to win gold in at the Summer Olympics in London–something to do with the fact that she can run the 100m in less than 12 seconds.
And did we mention she considers herself a virgin? At 29? Needless to say, this blog's official stance is we don't think it's a big deal, and not what we should be focusing on given her huge athletic talent, but this quote of hers caught my eye:
"If there's virgins out there, I just want to let them know, it's the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. Harder than training for the Olympics, harder than graduating from college, has been to stay a virgin before marriage."
Huh. Really? Any older virgin readers want to weigh in on that?
Elsewhere in the world of virginity stereotypes, on The View Barbara Walters and Joyce Behar told the world they lost their respective virginities at 22, an age Walters said would be considered 'ancient' today. This also explains why neither were Olympians. And Elizabeth Hasselbeck decided Jones should totally get with Tim Tebow. Because of the whole virgin/athlete thing. Maybe they could bond over the fact that people won't shut up about their respective sexual statuses.