This week, the Bright Maidens are discussing saving sex for marriage; you can find their posts here, here and here. Frankly, I think they should go on the college lecture circuit.
In the middle of her post, Julie Robison at The Corner With A View said, “But as we told my baby sister last night, as she was bemoaning the ‘awkward talk’ her teacher was giving the class on chastity, no one regrets saying no and waiting for sex.” This is just the kind of line a drive-by commenter loves contradict. Sure enough, that’s what a person calling himself/herself “ex-Catholic” did: “I, absolutely, and completely regret this.” (Note: this is a cut-and-paste quote ... strange punctuation and all.)
Of course. Because going without sex is such a horrible life, y’know. It’s so repressive, so unnatural. Doubtless once s/he got laid the first time, “ex-Catholic” suddenly had a blinding revelation and lost all faith in organized religion. Kind of like how members of HEMP lost faith in all drug studies after they got stoned the first time.
Then again, perhaps "ex-Catholic" regrets not waiting? Tough to tell; normally this kind of comment isn't so abbreviated. Such hand grenades usually come with long, angry denunciations of repressive, intolerant, dogmatic religions and how sex finally freed the commenter from ... whatever. The lack of detail is as puzzling as the oddly-placed commas; "ex-Catholic" might just as well have said: "NOT!" It's like the Argument Clinic: