Sounds like the title of a children’s book. ..in a jacked up sort of way it is.
Experiencing an abandonment in my preteens, then being raped in my teens coupled with poor self-esteem because I was never good enough for my mother and stepmother…I viewed sex in an unhealthy way. My parents NEVER spoke to me about sex…NEVER! Plus it was the 80’s where big hair rocker bands had women falling all over them, when MTV actually played music videos of sex & drugs with provocatively dressed women being promiscuous. THAT’S where I learned about sex.
In a sick way I was trying to “make” a guy like me and want to stay with me. I thought it would happen through sex and that was my “tool” to get them to stay. Well they didn’t stay, in fact they knew how to “use” me to get what they wanted. Then tossed me away along with the condom we used…IF we used one.
Are you now questioning in your mind “how stupid could she be”? I wasn’t stupid, I was uneducated, no one invested their time in me to teach me nor make me feel valued. I know my reputation was dirt by the end of my junior year of high school, but that didn’t stop my behavior. Plus I wasn’t the only one.
I look back now through my life and can see that promiscuity played a huge role until 10 years ago. Anytime I felt not good enough, insecure, break up with a boyfriend or divorced…the promiscuous pig reared is ugly head.
Besides a bad reputation, I suffered and still suffer for my poor choices. I never got pregnant but I did get venereal diseases. I first contracted venereal warts, treatment at that time was slicing them off with a scalpel without numbing, then cauterizing with a small burning tool. Also used liquid nitrogen to freeze and burn them off. Basically PAINFUL!
Secondly I caught chlamydia, which was treated with antibiotics through a painful injection. Caught this a couple of times.
My life long mistake was genital herpes. Caught this in my twenties and has been a humiliating, shameful and destructive disease since.
Why did I choose pictures of Jodie Foster roles as my top picture for this topic? Because 1. She’s my most favorite actress and 2. These 3 roles defined me psychologically. I was a young promiscuous teen who could have ended up as a prostitute, I had a dysfunctional family who didn’t teach me the basics in life about sex and I behaved many times as her characters did in those movies.
It wasn’t until I discovered and learned why I behaved this way that I stopped being promiscuous. Not until I was in my 30’s. Then I discovered Jesus and learned that God loves me no matter what I’ve done and He’s not ashamed of me. That through grace He understands, but that it doesn’t mean I can still behave that way without consequences. I learned why my body is a temple, it’s the vessel God gave me to be on this earth and I am to treat this gift with respect and love. Not defile it to get what I want. There’s so much more there, but I was redeemed and still am!
Promiscuity will kill you, emotionally and eventually physically through contracting a terminal illness. Whether it’s HIV or cancer from venereal warts, or severe depression which could be a life sentence of hell.
It’s a pig I no longer wish to put lipstick on. This pig has been sacrificed.
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