Fine. What I found interesting was the debate on why "virginity" itself has been so highly valued across time and culture.
I am fascinated by this approach to social anomalies: to look from an evolutionary psychology perspective. While this school of thought is by no means sufficient in answering all our questions, there are many useful insights provided, especially about biology and sexual dimorphism. For more on this, as N.e.W. is a book club, further reading I would recommend: The Essential Difference and Taking Sex Difference Seriously . These both go far beyond the simple anthropology referenced in the CNN story, but are interesting nonetheless. I am a bit partial to both of the authors as well. One is a relative of our favorite Kazakhstanian, and the other is a professor of mine with whom I am mildly obsessed.
I know everyone's mind is on our new President as of late, but I needed a little break. I promise something nice and political next time.