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‘The Bachelorette’: More Proof That Society Has Gotten Sex ‘Bass-Ackwards’

In my household, I barely have control of the remote control, let alone actually turn on my television for anything but my exercise videos. My husband is usually watching the Golf Channel, Last Man Standing re-runs and yes, we do still watch the news.

A couple weeks ago, my husband left the TV. on channel 7 on a Monday night. The most ridiculous, yet somewhat addicting show came on. The Bachelorette. I know I wrote something about this show here in the past. This show makes me sad. All these good looking people subjecting themselves to this show. It’s a real embarrassment. I mean, who actually is okay with their love interest making out with another person right in front of them?! We shouldn’t be okay with that, but apparently modern society is.

Anything for ratings and attention. I realize the craving for importance and maybe some fame and fortune is intense for many and they are willing to put themselves out there like that to have a shot to become famous. I can’t help but wonder when I see all these emotional clips of the contestants shedding real tears, are these folks truly taking this show that seriously?

But I digress, this episode had a new “twist.” One of the bachelors had been talking to the other guys in the house they all stay in about the “fact” that he was still a virgin. I put the word “fact” in parentheses because when I posted something about it as a joke on my FB page opinions were flying!!!

This man, Colton, was a former NFL player. He is very good looking too and the assumption is that there is no way he is a virgin! Impossible. The other guys in the house were saying things like there is no way Becca will want to take on “all that!” My thinking is all “what?!” What female in her right mind would be concerned about falling in love with an extremely “hot” man that was still a virgin by choice? What’s the scary part of that? I really don’t get it? Do they think he won’t know how to “perform” when the time comes?

So the emotional scene comes when Colton tells Becca his “tragic secret” and she needs to walk away to fight back the tears. OMG!!!! She “fell in love with a virgin!!!” How tragic! Now we we’re all on the “edge of our seats” waiting to see… does he get a home visit?? He did! Not sure if that was part of the “storyline” or genuine.

I mean, people… we do know that these shows are somewhat scripted at least and there is a storyline? I hope we realize that. I didn’t watch last week; my guess would be Colton is still in it. Now I’m hearing that he is going to be the next Bachelor! Wow. A whole bunch of women are going to be flirting and telling him he’s amazing and making out with him… all hoping to get engaged to the first Bachelor Virgin. His virginity will become the main “storyline.” Isn’t this sad that now if someone remains a virgin until marriage, they are almost considered a “freak”?

As a society, we are so obsessed with sex that we really don’t even understand what love is. There is massive confusion between love and lust. Is it really a wonder that we have so many failed marriages? This confusion is only one component of the problem, but it certainly is a big one. Lust doesn’t last, love will.

Judy Rice

Judy Rice is the proud mother of teenage triplets, Jillian, Spencer and Derek and wife to Gary, one of the most loving, hardworking, honorable men in the world. She is a Christian who is a huge fan of traditional marriage, freedom, and is pro- life to the core. She has a Masters in Counseling from DePaul University in Chicago and a Bachelors degree in Communications from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before kids, she worked as a counselor, advisor and teacher at the university level. She clarified her world view in her thirties and believes her most valuable education continues to come from reading the Bible, reading in general, listening, paying attention and participating in meaningful communication wherever it occurs.

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