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Olympic Track Star Lolo Jones, 29, Says She's Waiting for Marriage to Have Sex: Admirable or Silly?

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She's going for the gold, but she hasn't gone all the way. Olympic track star Lolo Jones, 29, says she's saving herself for marriage, calling it the "hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life." In fact, the American athlete confesses on HBO’s "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" that saving herself is "harder than training for the Olympics." Wow.



"I’ve been tempted," she admits. "I’ve had guys tell me, ‘You know, if you have sex, it will help you run faster. It’s just something, a gift I want to give to my husband. But, please understand, this journey has been hard." But that doesn't mean she isn't looking for love -- on the Internet. "This is what people do when they’re 29, single, in a house by themselves with a dog," she reveals.

Lolo Jones was favored to win the 100-meter hurdles at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, but she tripped and finished seventh. She will compete at this summer’s Games in London. Do you think what Jones is doing -- or not doing -- is admirable or silly?
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  • Lanikai it'skri... 2012/05/24 02:08:28
    Lanikai
    +6
    Anyone calling yo a loser are just jealous they DIDN'T wait til marriage.

    It is not an object you can give away, it is a sign that you thought enough of yourself to WAIT for a person you loved, completely.
  • Lydecho Rain (Лидия) 2012/05/24 01:38:28
    Silly
    Lydecho Rain (Лидия)
    +2
    There's nothing special about saving your virginity for marriage. It won't make you a better person or smarter or more successful. As long as you practice safe sex it's okay. But waiting for marriage can be a result of personal beliefs and can be meaningful to some people, so I wouldn't call it "silly.". But it's not exactly admirable either.
  • Character Lydecho... 2012/05/24 03:17:59
    Character
    +1
    The only thing special about is that most people don't wait.
  • The Libertarian 2012/05/24 01:01:06
    Admirable
    The Libertarian
    +5
    I find it very admirable and worthy of praise, this young Woman has a strong moral streak about her, for a young woman such as her to tell today's "If it feels good do it" crowd, I am my own person and will not bow to the pressure of society is undoubtedly remarkable.

    She will not become a statistic that many others are now. For those of you who think this is silly, she will undoubtedly find true love not a continuous string of one night stands from some guy looking for a place to dump his essence.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/05/24 00:47:01
    Admirable
    Lady Whitewolf
    +3
    HER decision
  • IndyLinda 2012/05/24 00:36:50
    Admirable
    IndyLinda
    +5
    Right choice.
  • VictorianBabe 2012/05/24 00:22:42
    Admirable
    VictorianBabe
    +9
    At least I'm not the only woman saving herself and going by the book. I thought I was alone in this world.
  • The Lib... Victori... 2012/05/24 01:06:59
    The Libertarian
    +3
    I admire you as well.
  • Lanikai Victori... 2012/05/24 02:09:19
    Lanikai
    +2
    Quite a few young ladies in our area have made the pledge, it is also a Christian value.

    Either way-good for you,.
  • **Starz... Victori... 2012/05/29 19:09:50
    **StarzAbove**
    +1
    No you're not, I waited for marriage and have had a woderful marriage of many years.
  • Victori... **Starz... 2012/06/01 04:31:07 (edited)
    VictorianBabe
    +1
    I love you so much for it!!! :)
  • **Starz... Victori... 2012/06/01 14:19:35 (edited)
    **StarzAbove**
    Hon, you won't regret it, that's the best way to be. Most people admire you, and there are many that would agree with you, but are afraid to admit it.

    Have a great day, sweet girl!
  • hilda 2012/05/24 00:09:19
    Admirable
    hilda
    +4
    i admire anyone who could wait it out until marriage. cause i sure as hell couldn't.
  • 666_Maggots~I'm a female! 2012/05/24 00:07:30
  • jeane 2012/05/24 00:03:31
    Admirable
    jeane
    +7
    Wow a MORAL woman!
  • Pat 2012/05/24 00:00:37
    Silly
    Pat
    +6
    I just don't see the point in "saving yourself" for marriage anymore. For one thing, the man is always supposed to be more experienced and the bride is supposed to be virginal. That's ridiculous. Two virgins on a honeymoon would be my nightmare come true.
  • JCLadybug Pat 2012/05/24 04:07:21
    JCLadybug
    +1
    I don't get that explanation. So you have an awkward wedding night....that isn't a big deal and it isn't about the wedding night. A good couple will discuss and grow in their sexuality together. I think waiting for marriage is more about what it does for your relationship, not the act itself.
  • SerpenB 2012/05/23 23:51:36 (edited)
    Admirable
    SerpenB
    +5
    Again this is one of those questions that needs a middle answer. It's neither admirable nor silly. She's a grown accomplished woman who is making a decision she believes to be in her best interest. As long as she doesn't look down her nose at anyone else, good for her.



    What I think is ridiculous though are those 18/19 year olds who are shamed into believing this way and then jumping into marriage to have sex.
  • Fef 2012/05/23 23:50:18 (edited)
    Admirable
    Fef
    +8
    Now I know whom to root for in the Olympics. Lolo Jones!

    lolo jones

    Also, the Lightning Report shows the obvious:

    People with more education, less religion and Liberal views consider it silly to wait for marriage. Moral idiots.
  • Cat 1017 Fef 2012/05/24 01:29:00
    Cat 1017
    +3
    Thats not true...Just your opinion...
  • Lanikai Fef 2012/05/24 02:09:57 (edited)
    Lanikai
    +1
    Bravo.

    Visit the poll on liberals tending to act like animals-there it is.
  • All American 2012/05/23 23:49:44
    Silly
    All American
    +1
    It's just a natural thing, two people getting together and becoming one.
  • Cat 1017 All Ame... 2012/05/24 01:30:13
    Cat 1017
    +3
    Its natural for her to wait if that what she wishes....become one with the one you marry...
  • All Ame... Cat 1017 2012/05/24 11:39:57
    All American
    +1
    She can do what she wants, but even she said the urge is strong at times. I think it's unnatural to suppress, but it's her body, she can do as she wishes.
  • Cat 1017 All Ame... 2012/05/24 16:49:19
    Cat 1017
    +1
    Animals have urges they don't resist...whats your point?....That you respond to your animal urges, they control you instead of you controlling your urges?...She is doing as she wishes, thats the point....Unlike most people she has discipline in all areas of her life...Its easy to give in and its no more than indulging in recreational drugs...Discipline is more admirable...
  • All Ame... Cat 1017 2012/05/24 17:04:20
    All American
    My point is it's unnatural. There's nothing wrong with indulging oneself every now and then, but then again, it's her body, her choice.
  • Cat 1017 All Ame... 2012/05/24 17:07:44
    Cat 1017
    +1
    Why isn't it natural...Because is accepted as norm by society?...there is nothing unnatural about restraint, discipline.....
  • All Ame... Cat 1017 2012/05/24 17:18:41
    All American
    It's the call of nature. ;-)
  • Cat 1017 All Ame... 2012/05/24 17:26:10
    Cat 1017
    +1
    Its called discipline....restraint, wise choices,,,,,
  • All Ame... Cat 1017 2012/05/24 17:36:13
    All American
    +1
    Why is it wise?
  • Cat 1017 All Ame... 2012/05/29 19:20:54
    Cat 1017
    Cause she knows its not right for her.....and she will LOSE nothing by abstaning, other than maybe STD's and unwanted pregnancies.... If all she wants is a moment of passion no REAL substance ,She can read a book and take a bath to get a wet bottom and come out MUCH cleaner...
  • All Ame... Cat 1017 2012/05/29 20:01:54
    All American
    It's her choice, but it's still unnatural.
  • Cat 1017 All Ame... 2012/05/30 03:59:22
    Cat 1017
    Unnatural BY your standards.....
  • All Ame... Cat 1017 2012/05/30 11:10:51
    All American
    No, by nature's standards.
  • Cat 1017 All Ame... 2012/05/30 13:07:11
    Cat 1017
    Hahahaha....keep trying....Her standard is the only one relevant in her life....Oh by the way nature has no standards, we choose from nature/life what we want thats offered....
  • All Ame... Cat 1017 2012/05/30 13:14:24
    All American
    Nature holds great sway over our choices, but you can ignore them like Lolo is doing.
  • mark 2012/05/23 23:48:25
    Admirable
    mark
    +6
    It's her life. She should live it the way she feels is best for her. I wish her all the best!
  • Snow 2012/05/23 23:48:20 (edited)
    Admirable
    Snow
    +4
    While I don't think that it's necessary to "save oneself" for marriage, I admire this woman's resilience and strength in the face of temptation.
  • Sinister Ken Doll™ 2012/05/23 23:40:20
    Admirable
    Sinister Ken Doll™
    +4
    she should get with tebow!
  • melissa Siniste... 2012/05/24 02:54:06
    melissa
    +3
    I agree with you! Tebow is a man of morals and believe in his faith,so if these two get together it not so bad.

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