Friday, June 19, 2009

Virgin Again

After my post on Filipino actress Rica Peralejo's choice to remain celibate before marriage, I saw this interesting post via The Point (where I'm also a regular contributor) that links to an article on another artist choosing to remain faithful and chaste before marriage. This time its international rock star Lenny Kravitz. Just when you thought that all rock stars are into drugs, sex and big egos, Lenny Kravitz's seems to be going against the flow. He said:

It took years to get it right. To actually do it, and really try to walk the walk and not just talk it. It’s not like it’s not important – I think sex and intimacy and all that is very important. It’s just that I’m going to do it with my wife." He laughs. "And not everybody else."

This summer, not long after he turns 45, it will be four years. The final trigger came after a night in the Carlyle Hotel in New York. (His apartment was under renovation.) "I was doing my normal thing and I was with somebody, and I remember waking up in the morning thinking, 'What am I doing?' It’s not that I was all over the place. It’s not, like, groupies or somebody you’d pick up on the street. I didn’t carry on like that. It was somebody that I know. But it was still, 'What am I doing? And why?' And that morning I was just talking to God, as I do, and I said, 'You got to help me to stop this. I just really want to stop this.' And that was the day that it changed.

Since Pinoys are natural music lovers and many follow foreign acts like Kravitz, I hope many single Filipinos specially public figure will follow his (and Peralejo's) example of taking an open and shameless stand for celibacy before marriage. There's no real fun in being promiscuous thus he chose something better and more satisfying, that is to be a virgin again- a mark of a wise man.

(image from The Telegraph UK)

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