Skip to comments.Lolo Jones: Keeping My Virginity Harder Than Training for Olympics
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.
“OK. Maybe shes a demure young maiden who just likes to pose for nude publicity photgraphs; but, then again, maybe shes an attention whore.”
Glad you can judge someone you have never met!!
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.
“Im not looking anywhere;Ive 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.
I’m sorry; I didn’t realize you knew her.
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
She looks damn good now to me.
Spot on post.
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.
Well, I gotta tell ya, I wouldn’t have clicked on this if the title had been Lolo Jones Training for Olympics!
It's possible that a young lady who poses naked for a magazine cover isn't an attention whore, I guess.
Looks like Carrie Fisher before she became an ugly, bitter old broad.
LOL! I'm just teasin' ya, but you have to admit, you are not going against stereotype there!
Plus, she has no breasts, and her body looks like she hasn't had a period in 5 yrs.
I’ll die a lonely cat lady. It’s inevitable.
*chuckle* I’ve already given up.
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.
And where do I find that man?
No one wants a virgin anymore.
At least my cat won’t betray me.
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!
Have you tried a local church, or the FR singles thread?
I’m Jewish;Jesus doesn’t figure in anywhere.
I don’t go to church.
So as long as she has plastic bags inserted into her body she would meet your criteria. Noted.
Well, if it’s not a religios conviction, why exactly are you holding out?
I’m Jewish so I attend synagogue.
It goes deeper than just religious convictions.
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....
School is really more important. I only have one chance to become a meteorologist.
I need to prioritize.
Whatever. You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the winds blowin’.
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