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Lolo Jones: Keeping My Virginity Harder Than Training for Olympics
Medal Detector ^ | 5/22/2012

Posted on 05/22/2012 8:29:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Olympian Lolo Jones is one of the best hurdlers in the world. She's athletic, she's attractive, she's fit ... and as she recently stated on Twitter, she's a virgin. The 29-year-old Jones, who has won gold medals at the World Indoor Championships twice, but is still searching for her first Olympic gold medal, openly discussed her virginity on HBO's "Real Sports," in an episode that airs on Tuesday night.

"It's just something, a gift I want to give to my husband," she told Mary Carillo. "But please understand: This journey has been hard. It's the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. Harder than training for the Olympics, harder than graduating from college.

"I've been tempted. I've had guys tell me 'If you have sex it will help you run faster.' I was like 'I do want this gold medal, but not yet. I do want to be married.'" Jones says she's turned to Twitter to fulfill her dating life, which is always a risky proposition.

"I'm waiting for the day where somebody totally tricks me with their Twitter picture ... they're using like an Abercrombie model, I show up on the date and it's like somebody from 'The Biggest Loser.'"

Yes, that means if you follow Lolo on Twitter (@lolojones), you might actually have a chance to date her.

Let's just hope her Twitter dates have turned out better than Chad Ochocinco's.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: abstinence; olympics; sports; virgin; virginity
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To: nickcarraway
I just heard about this on the radio last night. It's a nice story, in an era of “Athletes run amok” stories. I think Ms. Jones overall story is much more compelling than her virginity revelation. That being said, I think choosing chastity over promiscuity is good, however there is a lot “in between” and the idea that people sit in judgment of others personal business is ridiculous. Why is she posing for “nudie” or “art” photos? Answer is because she chose to do so. She is an adult and this is America (barely) that is her right. If you do not like it do not subscribe to it. She is not preaching, just telling HER story, and that I can respect. Unlike a lot of self-righteous republicrats telling us how to live our lives, and doing the opposite behind closed doors. Sex is what the individual wants it to be, I have never seen value in a promiscuous lifestyle, but others do, also I have never seen value in a chaste lifestyle. I am in the middle somewhere. In a free country sex , as most personal choices should under a catch all Constitutional provision , I call the “mind your own business” clause. Finally I believe the photo is quite beautiful, and I also think Ms. Jones is SMOKIN HOT!!!!!
51 posted on 05/23/2012 8:15:52 AM PDT by jazzo (Resistance is Futile)
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52 posted on 05/23/2012 8:34:31 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Mr. Lucky

“OK. Maybe she’s a demure young maiden who just likes to pose for nude publicity photgraphs; but, then again, maybe she’s an attention whore.”

Glad you can judge someone you have never met!!


53 posted on 05/23/2012 8:36:56 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

I think people do that because they see it as an indirect indictment of their own choices. They went with the herd and popped their cherry because “it was the thing to do”, “it made a man/woman out of me”, etc...and maybe they didn’t really want to at the time, or they weren’t prepared for the emotional aftermath. So they rationalize it by telling themselves they had no choice, that nobody could have done otherwise.

All at once, here in front of ‘em is somebody who had the strength of character to stand apart from the herd. Being confronted with this reality, that they *could* have chosen differently and didn’t have the guts to make a stand when it mattered, is an emotional trigger that they have to beat down and bury at all costs. So, they denigrate anybody who chooses to do other than what they did.


54 posted on 05/23/2012 8:41:29 AM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

“I’m not looking anywhere;I’ve been set up with men and I went out with them because I felt an obligation.”

A further thought...I have a friend, also Jewish (saw that on your page), who was going through the same thing not too long ago. Matchmakers, being set up by friends, singles dances and all that. All she was after, ultimately, was a guy who was decent and Jewish, and as she put it, “I was finding one or the other, but not BOTH!” And it was wearing her down too.

She met the man of her dreams—great guy, and half-Jewish-willing-to-convert—on a city bus while going to the library.

Keep your eyes open...never give up.


55 posted on 05/23/2012 8:53:31 AM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I’m sorry; I didn’t realize you knew her.


56 posted on 05/23/2012 8:58:58 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: southern rock

lol....funny


57 posted on 05/23/2012 9:05:46 AM PDT by wardaddy (the GOP are cowards)
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To: Mr. Lucky
I'm not making judgments about her....
58 posted on 05/23/2012 9:18:19 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: nickcarraway; Squantos; Pelham
I don't mean to pee in the cornflakes but i am shocked at how many freepers are down on marriage, relationships or think sex is “not missing much”.

Good lord folks...these are for me anyhow...why I'm here...and I thank God everyday for country, culture, women and all they bring so wonderful to a man and the fruit of children

some of ya’ll oughta read up on this...Christians and Jews...it's in our books...

I absolutely relish women (my wife in particular now for many years)...I can't fathom how so many folks here appear so apathetic at worst or ambivalent at best.

Get out off yer couch tater butts and get some...there is nothing finer.

Another little truism the left anti marriage sorts hate....

Married folks in a good marriage have more sex...and better sex too.

and I had a lot of sex before marriage...sinfully I know...

God took my rib for a reason and I am so grateful to him for every high point to my life that simple act did for us men.

I just cannot imagine reconciling myself to not knowing the pleasure and intimacy that women grant us from their every little delicateness...their touch, their hair, their smell and skin and all those cute spots like small of back or delicate ankles or cleavage or any other some artful others intimate

only thing stop me from this is death, paralysis or the joint..or being too old....i guess it does happen...but you can still embrace and remember...if you built a good foundation

don't let life pass ya by without enjoying a fine woman...America is full of them...especially Dixie...even though I hate to admit it...we will share our surplus with right minded yankees

59 posted on 05/23/2012 9:22:37 AM PDT by wardaddy (the GOP are cowards)
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To: nickcarraway
I don't find her unattractive at all...with a tasteful boob job after a child or two she'd be like a 9-10 body wise

She looks damn good now to me.


60 posted on 05/23/2012 9:26:22 AM PDT by wardaddy (the GOP are cowards)
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To: wardaddy

Spot on post.


61 posted on 05/23/2012 10:25:45 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

You are; just not the same judgement that I am.


62 posted on 05/23/2012 12:27:02 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky
“You are; just not the same judgement that I am.”

Yes I am making a judgment about her character based on years of behavior.
From what I have read of your comments; you are judging her entire character by one questionable photo.

63 posted on 05/23/2012 1:04:30 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: Vermont Lt

Well, I gotta tell ya, I wouldn’t have clicked on this if the title had been Lolo Jones Training for Olympics!


64 posted on 05/23/2012 1:10:34 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Actually, it's two. Your attention is directed to post #60.

It's possible that a young lady who poses naked for a magazine cover isn't an attention whore, I guess.

65 posted on 05/23/2012 1:31:27 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: ClearCase_guy

Looks like Carrie Fisher before she became an ugly, bitter old broad.


66 posted on 05/23/2012 1:38:25 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Hemingway's Ghost

Amen brother


67 posted on 05/23/2012 1:39:05 PM PDT by wardaddy (the GOP are cowards)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
What I said about my cat?

LOL! I'm just teasin' ya, but you have to admit, you are not going against stereotype there!

68 posted on 05/23/2012 6:10:48 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: HereInTheHeartland
I stand by my comment. She is discussing her sex life (lack therof is irrelevant) on national television. She's an attention whore.

Plus, she has no breasts, and her body looks like she hasn't had a period in 5 yrs.

69 posted on 05/23/2012 6:16:22 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: southern rock

I’ll die a lonely cat lady. It’s inevitable.


70 posted on 05/23/2012 7:50:10 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: M1903A1

*chuckle* I’ve already given up.


71 posted on 05/23/2012 7:55:54 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: Vermont Lt

I should just reconcile myself to the fact that I’ll most likely die alone.

I HIGHLY doubt I will find a man who doesn’t want to wait and be patient. It’ll be sex or a BJ. And when I’m not willing to do either because I don’t know him he’ll be gone.
It’s the truth. I’d be an idiot if I believed otherwise.

I always hear about how wonderful sex is when it’s with someone you love. I don’t see myself getting married so I’m screwed in that department.

Oh,well. I’d better get used to being alone ‘cause I know as sure as I’m sitting here that I’m not going to find the man of my dreams.


72 posted on 05/23/2012 8:09:08 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: M1903A1

And where do I find that man?


73 posted on 05/23/2012 8:12:35 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: grey_whiskers

No one wants a virgin anymore.


74 posted on 05/23/2012 8:14:24 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: southern rock

At least my cat won’t betray me.


75 posted on 05/23/2012 8:18:43 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

If you love the Lord Jesus Christ and KNOW what HE values and you take those values as your own, then this whole VIRGINITY issue becomes precious. For those of us who waited upon the Lord, said “NO” to the pleasures of the moment, are not disappointed - 27 years laters I celebrate our wedding to a man who waited as I did until our wedding night 5-25-85 to enjoy the intimacies of sex. We have a very good sex life and great marriage...Oh, and having shown by our life how important it matters, our 2 grown children at 25 and 22 both are still virgins. Seeing those values that GOD loves and cherishing them because HE cherishes purity and chastity are WHY YOU WAIT!!!! Many here won’t get this concept because you are not in a personal and intimate relationship with HIM who created sex in the first place!


76 posted on 05/23/2012 8:56:29 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
"Looking for love in all the wrong places."

Have you tried a local church, or the FR singles thread?

Cheers!

77 posted on 05/24/2012 4:26:29 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: princess leah

I’m Jewish;Jesus doesn’t figure in anywhere.


78 posted on 05/24/2012 6:20:56 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: grey_whiskers

I don’t go to church.


79 posted on 05/24/2012 6:22:11 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: wardaddy
I don't find her unattractive at all...with a tasteful boob job after a child or two she'd be like a 9-10 body wise

So as long as she has plastic bags inserted into her body she would meet your criteria. Noted.

80 posted on 05/24/2012 9:41:19 AM PDT by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (It's going to be a long summer.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Well, if it’s not a religios conviction, why exactly are you holding out?


81 posted on 05/24/2012 4:31:07 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: southern rock

I’m Jewish so I attend synagogue.

It goes deeper than just religious convictions.


82 posted on 05/24/2012 4:37:33 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: wardaddy
As long as she is not amenorrheic, then as soon as she gets married and has a child, her breasts will grow -- small-busted women typically grow 1 bra size when pregnant, so she'll become an A or small B cup.

Cheers!

83 posted on 05/24/2012 6:38:31 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Well, get off your butt and get out there.

There are tons of guys (young, older, divorced, single) that are looking for a wonderful lady.

The sex thing can be such a hang up for some people. I guess it just wasn’t for me.

And really, when the person is right, and the timing is right, you will WANT to do those things—to make them happy. That is what love is all about.

Its not about rooting around like a couple of dogs just “because” you have nothing better to do.

Hang in there. Put yourself out there. Mid thirties is nothing....


84 posted on 05/29/2012 10:30:25 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Vermont Lt

School is really more important. I only have one chance to become a meteorologist.

I need to prioritize.


85 posted on 05/29/2012 4:33:21 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Whatever. You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the winds blowin’.


86 posted on 05/29/2012 5:37:59 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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